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Vineyards

  • For the Kingdom of Heaven is like a man who was the master of a household, who went out early in the morning to hire laborers for his vineyard. Matthew 20:1 WEB

    Vineyards that produce some of the best wine, limit the water to the plants in order to make their roots go deeper into the soil. The resulting grapes are small, but intensely flavorful. The crop yields less, but the fruit quality is superior. This is why some areas become known for their wine, their perfect climate and terroir.

    The grape vines that have had to drill deep into the earth for water become heartier and more stable. Their supporting root system runs deep, and they are not easily uprooted by winds. If it does not rain for a while, they are already prepared for it. They remain stable through out the seasons because of their deep roots.

    Vines that have been flooded with all the water they could want, sit right on top of the ground with a shallow root system. A few days without water and they will begin to dry up. A light wind or tug can uproot the plant entirely. The fruit that they produce can be large, but often bland and watery.

    The Lord knows how to tend His vineyard, and quality is more important to Him than quantity. He provides what we need to bring forth the best fruit in our lives. That means that He is not going to flood us with all that we desire, as that would make us produce shallow roots and we would wither at the first sign of adversity.

    It is not always easy. Sometimes we feel like we do not have enough, but there is a purpose behind it. You may feel that you are in a spiritual draught today and think that God has forgotten you, but He has not. He knows what is needed to produce the correct fruit and you already have it in your life. Stop worrying about what you don't have, and realign your priorities with your mission here.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father You know my needs before I ask them. I trust You to provide for me and cause me to prosper in what You give me to do. Help me bring forth spiritual fruit in my life, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

Amen❤️

September 23, 2017
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Connie Wilkes
Connie Wilkes

Amen. Just what I needed to hear

September 23, 2017
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Jim Jarrell
Jim Jarrell

Amen

 

September 23, 2017
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Mike OBryan
Mike OBryan

Interesting!!!!

September 23, 2017
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David and Dianna Wyles
David and Dianna Wyles

Prayer: Heavenly Father You know my needs before I ask them. I trust You to provide for me and cause me to prosper in what You give me to do. Help me bring forth spiritual fruit in my life, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Yes please I do trust you are working everything out , Father, please help my unbelief.....Help me to stop expecting from other's what I would give ....Help me to except the help available without expecting more just because they are my children. Help me to be at peace with where I am until you prosper us once again. Help my husband be well enough to work and bless him with something he is able to do. Thank you for all that you have graced us with and thank you for providing for our needs... we do have a roof over us and I do appreciate that more than I show. Help me to be kind to the people that I love instead of angry, offended, or hostile. These people are my family and even if I'd like to feel like less of an inconvience, I do appreciate that they help at all. PLease help me to see the light at the end of this tunnel and focus on your daily blessings that I know are already there for us In the name of Jesus Amen

September 23, 2017
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen, Father you are my Provider, I trust in you

September 23, 2017
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Carol Pady
Carol Padyedited: September 23, 2017

In my experience every time when I have suffered adversity, trials, storms, illness, pain, and grief, when He seemed so distant, as I cried out to Him in my times of distress, as I read and studied His Word and clung to His promises, He enabled me to finish strong. He took all the weakness in me and He set it upon a solid foundation, so that when the winds blow and batter me, I will stand firm. All of the fiery darts that the enemy sent against me, did not make me lose my faith, they strengthened it as it was stretched to amazing proportions. Stretched yes, but not ripped or torn, not shredded but stretched to hold more of His mighty Holy Spirit power, so I can rejoice in Him as new storms come and sing His praises as trials besiege me, knowing that He will never forsake me, He will never abandon me, He will always defend me and always rescue me, for I am His child!

September 23, 2017
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Diane Symborski✝
Diane Symborski✝

Love what you wrote, Carol! It's all so true too and The Father loves His children. He also loves when we do what pleases Him. That's just what you do and you have your faith in God's eyes knows and he holds you in times of trouble. Amen. <3 

I pray this over my family and I so wee keep getting stronger in out faith too. I have faith and I'm sure it always could grow stronger. In Jesus, name. Amen!

 

Thanks Carol for writting this it build my hope for more of God. Amen. I Love You! You always give me soething to think about. I look up to you as a older sister tat can help me grow. Thank You! <3 ***hugs***

September 23, 2017
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Carol Pady
Carol Pady

Aww thank you Diane. ((hugs)) love you very much!! <3!

September 23, 2017
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Diane Symborski✝
Diane Symborski✝

I love you too so very much. <3 ***hugs*** <3

September 23, 2017
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David &amp; Dianna Earlywine
David & Dianna Earlywine

Amen,I love you Jesus.You are magnificent.

September 23, 2017
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Cathy Webb
Cathy Webb

Amen! The Lord is developing my spiritual roots for sure!

September 23, 2017
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Rose Sicilia
Rose Sicilia

Amen

September 23, 2017
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Heavenly Father, You know my purpose in life. Help me to acomplish my goal according to Your Holy will, Amen.

 

September 23, 2017
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Ida Ruth Rodriguez
Ida Ruth Rodriguez

Amen ❤

September 23, 2017
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Joe Brown
Joe Brown

When I struggle, I always come out stronger and wiser! Thank You, Lord! Amen!

September 23, 2017
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Steve Lew
Steve Lew

Amen, what a great analogy!

September 23, 2017
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Cheryl Hepler
Cheryl Hepler

Thank you Lord! May I grow sweeter in You!

September 23, 2017
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

September 23, 2017
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Amen 

September 23, 2017
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Scott Riegelmann
Scott Riegelmann

Amen another fantastic devotional pastor it was exactly what I needed to hear thanks so much!!

September 23, 2017
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Liesel  aka  Lisa Wardle
Liesel aka Lisa Wardle

Amen, Lord, You are the potter and I'm the clay!!!

September 23, 2017