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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. When he had agreed with the laborers for a denarius a day, he sent them into his vineyard. Matthew 20:1 WEB.

    Vineyards that produce some of the best wines limit the grapevines' water 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 because of their terroir.

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

    Vines flooded with all the water they could want tend to sit right on top of the ground with a shallow root system. A few days without water and they will begin to dry up. Light wind or a tug can uproot the plant entirely. The fruit these vines 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 the Lord will not flood us with all that we desire, as that would make us produce shallow roots. Then we would tend to wither at the first sign of adversity. He gives us what we need to grow, but He makes us work for it.

    It is not always easy. Sometimes we feel like we do not have enough, but there is a purpose behind it. You may think that you are in a spiritual drought today and believe 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 begin to align your priorities with His. He is trying to make your roots grow deeper.

    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. Please help me bring forth spiritual fruit in my life. In the name of Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen!

    Note: 'Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your request to God.' (Philippians 4:6-7) ~ If you have a prayer need, we are here for you! We and the prayer team are ready to lift you up at our private prayer page: RHM Prayer Network


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Debi Burton
Debi Burton Praise the Lord Hallelujah! Thank you Jehovah Lord Father for setting roots down deep in my life and my hope and faith too! We need and love you so much Lord! Praise the Lord Hallelujah!❤️
Jan 6
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Brenda F
Brenda F

Amen

Jan 6
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen

Jan 6
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Patricia Walker
Patricia Walker

Amen. Lately I've been hearing, "Don't loose Hope".. I believe it is a message from the Lord.  I believe, I have Hope for us all. Amen 

Jan 6
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Yvette York
Yvette York

Amen Good Morning Everyone 

Jan 6
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!!

Jan 6
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Scott Riegelmann
Scott Riegelmann

Amen thank you Father for setting my roots down deep your my life and my hope and faith and I love you like never before!

Jan 6
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Dave and Sue Earlywine
Dave and Sue Earlywine

Thank you Jesus for all your love.We love and worship you. Amen.

Jan 6
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

I trust in You, Amen.

Jan 6
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Heavenly Father I thank You so much for helping me to grow, believe in You more than ever and showing me through Your word what is needed to do. In Jesus Christ name I pray, Amen. Glory be to Your Holy Name, Amen. 

Excellent and truthful message Pastor, God bless you and Sylvia, Amen. 

Jan 6
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Wanda Pennington
Wanda Pennington

Amen 

Jan 6
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

Please never forget me dear God. Help me to be able to help my Grandchildren. Amen

Jan 6
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Yes, amen Lord 

Jan 6
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Susan Petho
Susan Petho

Amen

Jan 6
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Richard Mondello
Richard Mondello

In Jesus name I ask this ,Amen.  Praise our Lord and our God, our eternal hope and glory!

Jan 7
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

Jan 7