Friday, October 30, 2015


" Every branch in Me that does not bear fruit, He takes away; and every branch that continues to bear fruit, He [repeatedly] prunes, so that it will bear more fruit [even richer and finer fruit]. You are already clean because of the word which I have given you [the teachings which I have discussed with you]. Remain in Me, and I[will remain] in you. Just as no branch can bear fruit by itself without remaining in the vine, neither can you [bear fruit, producing evidence of your faith] unless you remain in Me." 
John 15:1-11

I receive  so much from the Lord's Spirit when i am tending to the flowers.
It's interesting to see the things that are drawn to what is dying and decaying and already dead.
With certain kinds of flowers, it's best to dead head them, because it encourages growth of the new blooms.
As I dead headed the mums a little while ago, I noticed how the blooms that are completely dead lose strength and literally fall onto the blooms around it. Covering the existing blooms, weighing them down, choking them, blocking the sun from getting through and inviting bugs to come eat on them.
I thought about how it may be this way with How God cleans the dead, toxic, non useful stuff from inside of our hearts, character and minds. Carefully separating what needs to be taken out from existing around what is good and is still useful.

I have to be careful and aware so not to snap off a good, still alive bloom when i am removing the dying or dead ones.
As I finished removing what is dying and dead in each pot, I could see the new buds/blooms already formed down within the branches.

I can see how, what is dying, decaying and dead within us will draw to us, what eats on dead, decaying stuff.
When we allow God to change us, we can stay healthy even though we some times attract what feeds off dead and dying stuff.  It may come to us, but, we'll be better equipped to see who is who and protect ourselves from being caught up in mess.

*you know I"m talking about people, negative speaking & thinking, self defeating actions, right?*

 it's beneficial for us to allow God to remove these toxic dead things so that we will stop feeding on them.  Thinking they have power to give us, all the while we are feeding something dead that cannot give us a good return. No blooms, no fruit, no good. All that toxic and dead stuff can do is block the new growth from growing and maturing.

All that is dying, decaying, and dead in us, weighs us down, sucks up valuable precious resources, covers what is good so the Light cannot get in, and invites what eats on dead, decaying stuff to come into our lives.

It's Time for Healing! Whole Healing!
Not just a "fix" for your current issues, problems and situations so that you can go back to your old life.....not realizing that you are within a life stealing cycle of never ending bad circumstances.

Are you going to be one of the nine, or the one that wanted More than his current situation fixed, he wanted a whole new life! 
 Luke 17:11-19

just some things that come to me as I'm tending to the flowers...

On feet of Faith & Peace Resting In His Peace & Faithfulness,
One Day At A Time By Radical Faith.
 Isaiah 50:4 / Isaiah 52 / Jer 20:9-13 /Joshua 1:9 / Luke 6:38
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