“I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.”
Thanksgiving is a time to celebrate the bountiful harvest of life; the fruits of our labor, the blessings of family and friends, and most importantly the grace and mercy from our Lord. As we take time to reflect on 2017 I’m sure we will find the principles of John 15:5 very true in our harvest blessings.
I realize that we will all be looking at 2017 from different perspectives. Some may be scoffing at the word bountiful from their vantage point of pain. Others may be questioning where to begin because there basket is overflowing. Either way, I believe if we take a prayerful reflection from God’s perspective He will reveal the greatest harvests of the year were produced when we remained in Him not when we were creating on our own.
Our greatest treasure is not that which we experience on earth but what awaits us in heaven (Matthew 6:19-20). So let’s reflect on our transformation blessings. Let’s give thanks today for our bountiful harvest of “spiritual fruit”~ love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. (Galatians 5:23)
Be Alert~ Stay Strong~ Pray Always
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Proverbs 4:23 “Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it.”