“A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, and a bad tree cannot bear good fruit.” Matthew 7:18 NIV
What happened before you accepted Christ as your Savior doesn’t matter anymore. Somewhere I saw the quote “The past is the past. Leave it there.” I love that saying. Everyone has a past. If we are not careful, guilt can eat away our present moments and rob us. No one is perfect. God already knows that! We are made new in Christ and have an awesome geneological tree!
Each step we take forward is an opportunity. It is an opportunity to bear good fruit. Because we are all so different, there are lots of opportunities to produce a flavorful smorgasbord if every Christian steps into their fruit-bearing season. It will be a beautiful harvest like we have never seen.
I love that picture. It reminds me of Jesus. There is a verse in the song “Love, Love, Love” by Sidewalk Prophets that says:
“Read about a man who came in to this world
Loving every man, woman, boy and girl
Hung out with some folks that would make you stare
Saying come as you are, you’re welcome here”
I love this song. To me, this describes the way of Jesus. While there is no way that we can do this in our own power, this is the fruit of the harvest through Him. Through Him all things are possible.
Father, breathe on me. Fire me up with some of Your godly fertilizer so I can have an awesome display of blossoms and fruit that glorify You!