The passion we use for the things that we pursue in life have an impact on our soul, intellect, and character. One of the intriguing things about life is whether the person you look at in the mirror is the person you wanted to become. The things of this world will have very little to say when you look at yourself in the mirror because when you are having an introspective moment like that it does what it says it does, it looks on the inside. What you decide to do as a result of these moments can have a profound effect on you, your family and generations to come. God also looks on the inside to see whose heart is seeking Him. If you don’t like what you see, then it must be time to change.
Fruit trees are different than vegetables plants. Fruit trees grow for a number of seasons before they bear fruit. Vegetable plants bring forth their harvest in the present season. It is interesting how the Bible often compares us to fruit trees. Whether it is a vine that is trimmed or a tree that is along the way, God expects us to bear more fruit. We go through many things to bring us to a point that we can hold up under the stress of fruit bearing. Life issues, tests, trials, and tribulations strengthen us just as the change of seasons prepare the fruit tree to hold up under the weight of great expectation. God has promised to not put more on us than we can bear, so we should look to the opportunities that are coming for us to bring nourishment rather than worry about the storms that we are in or are approaching.
An old song says that everything must change and that nothing stays the same. Over time we see that people change, levels of knowledge change, facts change, and abilities change. What makes this so interesting is the reality that the world and the things that inhabit it are dependent on some things remaining the same. The solar system depends on the constant pull of gravity. The seashore depends on the coming and going of the tide. Relationships are built on the sense that there are things that can be depended upon, we call them standards or norms. The Bible teaches us that one of the attributes of God is that He is immutable, which means that He does not change. Therefore, we can count on His Love, His Faithfulness, His Power, His Forgiveness and His Grace always being available for us. If there is going to be a change in your life, shouldn’t you connect to something that can regulate the rest of your life for the good like God through His Son, Jesus. He will always be there for you because He said so and He never changes.