BEAR FRUIT WITH PATIENCE
© Sandy Rodgers Ministries
Once upon a time I enjoyed planting and harvesting my garden in California. It always amazed me how a little seed planted in the ground and nurtured would grow into maturity. When the weeds were kept away and it received proper care, the results were always the same; a delicious vegetable or fruit.
When we desire newness in any area of our life, we must do the same steps as in harvesting a garden. First we must select what it is we want to grow. There are various varieties of the same thing. The difference can be slight or major. So we are to be deliberate in our selection to guarantee we grow exactly what we desire.
Next we prepare the ground for the planting of the seeds. A shovel and hoe is used to spade the ground, this shakes up the dirt and removes any debris. You determine the width and number of rows you need. This is the same action that is required when you want to manifest something new for yourself. We must prepare the ground first, which is our thoughts. If you plant the seeds prior to properly preparing the ground you are asking for ruin or trouble. As it is with making changes, we first must decide what and why we are changing. It is not advisable to jump into anything too quickly. Ask yourself the necessary questions, prepare the ground first.
We plant the seeds into the ground, carefully spacing where we plant the seeds. If they are too close together they can grow together and the roots can die. So careful spacing is crucial.
We water and care for the ground in which the seeds are planted. We wait for the results of our labor. We are excited when the plant first begins to break the earth with its leaves of new life peeking through. We do not become anxious because we cannot rush the process. It will complete the cycle in its due time. And finally you have your perfect fruit!