After many years of feeling unsettled, I’m finally home and now have some room to plant fruit trees. The other day, after many years of longing to have a mango tree, I planted one. Before that, I planted a banana, pecan, and mulberry. The property already has two avocado trees, a couple of types of citrus, and muscadine grapevines that are already producing grapes. I have a list of a few others that I plan to add to the collection. One day I will rejoice that heaven poured out a bountiful harvest. If you notice, you will see that God uses examples of cultivation as a comparison to harvesting souls for his kingdom. The Holy Spirit helps plant seeds; you carefully water, pull out the weeds, fertilize, and eventually, with patience, you will harvest a blessing bound for heaven through salvation in Jesus. If you pay attention, you will begin to see how God shows you his glory through everyday experiences. Once you see it, you can’t unsee it, and you will be blessed by living and knowing that God’s hand is in everything you do.
For I will pour water on the thirsty land, and streams on the dry ground; I will pour my Spirit upon your offspring, and my blessing on your descendants. They shall spring up among the grass like willows by flowing streams. Isaiah 44:3-4
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