You usually have the faith to believe that if you plant an apple seed, you’ll get an apple tree. It was discussed in our home fellowship group about why it is important to find a church that preaches the truth, and stay in it; in other words, too often, today, people are satisfied with being the perpetual visitor to multiple churches, depending on what they are in the mood to hear.
You might try to justify their actions by saying, at least they are going to church. True; however, using the analogy of the apple tree seedling, it wouldn’t be wise to continually dig up the tree and move it to another location in the yard, on a whim. I might eventually have holes dug all over my yard, but I can just about guarantee that I wouldn’t have apples on that tree, if it survived at all. It may never get the chance to establish a strong root system, and eventually bare fruit, because I didn’t take the time to develop it.
In the spiritual realm, too often people lack commitment. They never stay long enough to develop relationships with Jesus Christ or each other, and our families are going to pay a hefty price at some point in the future. Living for the Lord, is a privilege, and a blessing. Knowing that we’ve been redeemed brings peace. The Lord never intended for us to receive this salvation and die in the field. He admonishes us to “prosper and be in good health as our soul prospers.”
The tree below is well established and is baring fruit. Which tree are you?
We are standing on the promises of God. Let’s not get impatient when the circumstances in our life take longer to resolve. It is only the Lord working his perfect will in our situation. “Trust the Seed,” as the Lord spoke to my sister. You keep on praying and believing, but never doubt that if you have planted the seed of salvation and prayer, you will reap a harvest of souls in due time.