Monday, June 15, 2015

True Story Blog Party Week of 06/15/15

A Mother Reads A True Story

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May we all Produce Much Good Fruit
Give it Another Year!

The Lord pulled me to the parable from Luke 13: 6-9.  This scripture portion is about Jesus telling the story of the tree and the farmer who asked his workers to cut it down because it was not producing fruit.  His gardener requested, “Please give the tree another year.  I’ll dig around it, fertilize it, and maybe it will produce next year; if it doesn't, then chop it down.”

During this past year, I have followed and read after several well known bloggers.  Some have written books, newspaper columns, and devotionals that knock your socks off.  Yet underlying I have also noticed at times a hint of fear, thinking they are not good enough, and genuine doubt that they are even making a difference.  This might include all of us!!

Perhaps at times we all feel discouraged, and we wonder if we are like that tree that is being given another chance to revive, to pick up and begin again to reach out in our ministry with faith and fervor.  Might I be so bold to say, to come alive with a renewed Spirit Filled Anointing that will actually make a difference in the lives we touch.

May we continually be reminded that each of us is unique?  We are all different with our varied writing and ministry skills, but that is what causes each of us to be distinct and only one of a kind special in God’s eyes.

The Bible story of this tree does not tell us what happened at the end of the year, but I can only surmise that at the finish of the year that all that pruning, digging, compost, and nourishment was able to cause that tree to produce much fruit.

Each day we are resting on the doorstep of – a new beginning. 

Let us determine to keep our thoughts full of faith, positive, and forward - - To expect, and to anticipate miracles.  May we use our imagination to envision fertile ground, and an abundant harvest ahead!

At this time I am asking our Lord God to dig deep into each of us, to stir us up, douse us with the fire of the Holy Spirit and sprinkle us with some of His “Miracle Grow,” that we may all produce much fruit - - Each after our own kind.
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Floyd said...

Great and timely post, Hazel. We are all indeed unique and calling different for different purposes. Thanks for using your gift of encouragement today. Blessings to you and yours.

Saleslady371 said...

Sometimes I think you eaves drop on some of my conversations, dear lady. I was conversing with a blogger friend who attended one of those writer’s conferences where she lives in the Pacific Northwest. Since I do not belong to any writing support group, (you guys are it for me) I asked her to share what she learned those few days. Basically, she repeated a lot of what you wrote about here. The best Christian writing is not so much perfect grammar as important as that is, but spending time with the Lord and hearing Him and letting Him write through us. I hope that confirms and encourages you as you always encourage us so much!


I love this so much Aunt Hazel. The Holy Spirit has been reminding me constantly,"The race is not to the swift". that phrase have been ringing in my head. The Lord makes the difference not our fancy words or speeches. The Lord dictates our pace and our path.
I love you so much! God Bless you richly. I always look forward to this words of encouragement.

Joanne Viola said...

Wonderful post,Hazel! As I read a Scripture came to my mind & so I turned to it ... "So do not throw away this confident trust in the Lord. Remember the great reward it brings you! Patient endurance is what you need now, so that you will continue to do God's will. Then you will receive all that he has promised." (Heb. 10:35-36, NLT) Grateful to you for the reminder today!

Cheryl said...

Wow, Hazel...I have read a lot of your writings, and I honestly believe this is the most powerful post you have ever written (in my opinion), and that is saying a lot, seeing I love all of your posts! But, I needed this encouragement SO much. Sometimes, it just feels like we are spinning our wheels and not really making a difference. I love this story in the Bible, too, and I have wondered what happened at the end of that year. I agree with you that all of that work probably did pay off. Thank you so very much for your dear words of encouragement...not only here, but SO many times on my blog. It as always meant so much to me that you are so faithful to read the posts in your link-up, and you are so kind to take the time to leave words of encouragement. God bless you so much, Hazel. You mean so much to so many of us!

Sharon said...

Yes, I need *Miracle Grow*!! Sometimes my writing feels dry and undernourished, but that happens when I am looking at my own inabilities to accomplish something. When we rely on GOD to supply the words, the fields bloom with flowers.

Thank you for this most encouraging post, and for your presence in the blogging world. I so appreciate you - your wisdom, your outlook, your faith.


Betty Draper said...

Each day we are resting on the doorstep of – a new beginning.
Great reminder Hazel, His mercy are new every morning...and that gives us a new beginning.

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