Friday, October 16, 2009

Journal entry...

Fill the world with fruit that lasts
What a wonderful treasure your Word is, Lord. It is new every morning, fresh every day. Thank you for showing me Isaiah 27:6 which talks about the restoration of the people of Israel but when I personalize that, it talks about my restoration too: going from a selfish life without purpose to one that is destined to advance your Kingdom. When I personalize that scripture, it says: "Marja will bud and blossom, and fill all the world with fruit." What a wonderful pointer to Jesus' words in John 15:16 where He commands me to go and bear fruit, fruit that lasts. I am supposed to fill the world with fruit, the fruit of my lips, the fruit of my pen, the fruit of my labor and love. Starting in my own house, expanding to my city, my country and eventually the whole world! Fill the world with fruit that lasts. Love, joy, wisdom, teaching and truth.

8 comments:

  1. Anonymous10:58 PM

    Always so timely Marja....thank you. It gives a whole new meaning to the phrase...."you will EAT YOUR WORDS" ya?

    tammy

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  2. Yeah, there was this guy in the Bible who had to eat a whole scrol :)

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  3. http://monirae.blogspot.com/2008/07/runner-up-for-nobel-prize.html
    Speaking of "fruit of one's labor" after the forward you sent me, I looked up this site; wow, yes, she was an incredible lady, Marja. Thanks, as always, for all you share with me/us. Sandy

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  4. Yes Sandra, what a story!!

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  5. I like, I like! It is my prayer that I can be a useful servant to bring Him glory and advance the gospel. In the process I can sometimes feel the itchiness of that peach fuzz though :-) lol

    Blessings.

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  6. Yes Lorrie, I sometimes feel fruitless... but not for long :)

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  7. Such entertainment from all you folks!
    Thank you for that post Marja. I put my name in as you did, and it gave me goosebumps to think what it meant to me too.

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  8. Yes Wyn, sometimes it really helps to do that and make God's word personal for our own lives!

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