Abide

Interesting twist on my One Word, “fruit”, and on me trying to eat more of it: someone who cannot eat fruit these days. That is sad for a few reasons, not least of which is the fact that this is the season of fruit. (Note: read previous post, about suffering.)

Through all of this, I seem to keep getting this reminder: “Cathie, you know you’re not very patient about waiting. You’re always in a rush for things.” This is an encouragement that “it will come, it will just take time”. And you know what the Fruit of waiting is. Strength! (“Strength will come as we wait upon the Lord”… see Isa. 40:28. Or, does that mean strength will come FOR the waiting? Either way.)

Although I didn’t do very well at memorizing the current verse (about work, endurance, hope), it’s time for the next one. Not that I’m totally settled on which verses to memorize, from John 15:1-17… but many of these I’ve already memorized from years ago. The reason I’ve decided on this scripture, is because of a post I came across yesterday, that seems to fit so well for the “fruit” theme. And I already knew that I’d be thinking of these verses eventually, for it.

“…ask what you will, and it will be done for you…” This part of the reference is also good for this time!

These verses talk about having results, or “producing fruit”, so part of that has to do with asking for things according to God’s will revealed in scripture. The reason to have results, is to point to God, so more and more people will know they are loved by Him: “This is how my Father shows who he is”. Jesus says, “When you’re joined with me and I with you, the relation intimate and organic, the harvest is sure to be abundant.”

Sounds great!

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3 Responses to Abide

  1. Kenneth R Woodhouse says:

    Hi Cathie, it’s interesting that the bible very often says we need to have patience but Satan tells us to do things right away. Look at Adam who just ate the fruit right away! Did he stop and think…nope. Satan wants us in our world now to do, do, do…and now. Patience creates anxiety for us. God says to have faith.
    Thanks for your thoughts.

    • crazycathie says:

      I’ve just discovered your comment in my spam folder! Thank you so much for paying attention to me… didn’t think anyone would be actually reading this, lol!

      As I read it over, I’m thinking it’s not all that clear what I’m talking about–my son’s stomach troubles have started up again, after a few years of “perfect health”; but thankfully it *seems* to be only lasting for about a month this time. God is teaching me patience through it all (and maybe my son as well)! Great points in your comment!

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