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Tomato Season

FallThere is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven…”  Ecclesiastes 3:1

Tomato season.  That’s what fall is.  The vines are overflowing with plenty to spare.  And as the season progresses and the vines fade and wither, they still produce enough fruit to share with friends and neighbors.

I’m in the fall of my life, these days; middle age.  The vine ain’t what it used to be!  Winter is fast approaching, the winter of my old age.  And, like fall, I have both good days and bad.

  Some  are sunny and warm, full of color and gentle breezes, while others weigh heavy on my soul, like gray-covered skies with blasts of chill that take my breath away.

Those days call for the “Tomato Prayer”…you can pray it too, on your own cloudy days:

Oh, Lord of the Harvest, thank you for this day, and for this season of my life.  You came to this 'maters on my windowsillplanet that we might have life. (John 10:10b), and that abundantly.  Breathe new life into these tired, achy bones.  As “the vine” withers, may it overflow with fruit; enough to share with friends and neighbors.  In Jesus’ name, Amen.

“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Galatians 5:22-23a

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Fields of Faith

 

Rolling Farm Fields of Iowa
Rolling Farm Fields of Iowa

“Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few.”  Matthew 9:37

I sighed inside when we left Colorado the other day.  Ahead of us we had miles of flat, boring midwest I thought; nothing as lovely as Pikes Peak.

But as we drove past the beautiful terraced fields of Iowa I had to snap a picture.  So pretty… 

…the repetitive rows, upon rows, spanning the horizon.

That’s how I want to be, I thought — regular like those rows; dependable.  The Bible assures consistent yields for those who are, and not much of a harvest for those who aren’t… 

“Diligent hands will rule, but laziness ends in slave labor.”  Proverbs 12:24

“The sluggard craves and gets nothing, but the desires of the diligent are fully satisfied.” Proverbs 13:4

 “The plans of the diligent lead to profit as surely as haste leads to poverty”  Proverb 21:5  

I want to be diligent to read my Bible everyday, pray “on..all occasions”.  (Ephesians 6:18), regularly, consistently, dependably, like the field rows, so I can yield good fruit ~~Fruit Bowl

“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.”  Galatians 5:22

Want more consistency and fruit in your life?  Pray the Harvest Prayer with me:

Oh, Father, You are the Lord of the Harvest.  You’re also a God of order.  Please change my heart.  Make me a consistent person who is diligent to read the Bible and draw near to You.  I want a fruity life.  In Jesus’ name, Amen!

 Do you know the “Lord of the Harvest”? Click here for an introduction.