Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Apple Core – Baltimore !!

Did you ever pick a ripe apple right off the tree and eat it? The crispness of this delicious fruit satisfies your hunger as you enjoy it down to the last bite.

By now you are down to the apple core, and if you are outside in your yard, most of us, without a thought, would toss the core over our shoulder and go on our way.

Stop!! Wait please, there is MORE!! Let us first examine the apple core.

Inside the core is life giving seeds that if planted and cared for, will produce a tree, with more fruit. Here we have a continual process of life and growth.

The core itself and some apple meat that is left on it, when finally tossed, will find its way back into the soil and nourish the earth to grow other and more food in your garden.

As I think about the Christian life, I am reminded that most believers receive Jesus as their Lord, and they stop there. Let me tell you that there is MORE!

As we examine the scriptures, we discover that God desires a more intimate walk with you and me. He desires to take the seeds of faith and scatter them into your spirit so that you are filled with His life and with His Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit is your helper and Comforter and your daily guide.

Some would like to take certain pages of scripture, tear out those words that they do not agree with and toss them over their shoulder as you would toss the finished apple core.

Let me tell you that there is MORE!!

God desires to immerse you into His Holy Spirit. Scripturally, there is an evidence of His baptism, which is the speaking in other tongues. For most Christians this will be confined to their prayer language when they know not how they should pray, because the Holy Spirit will pray through them according to the will of God. God knows the understanding of the words, even if we do not know their meaning.

If you find yourself holding an apple core, please do not lazily toss it aside before you first examine it thoroughly.

In the same manner, search the Scriptures to see if these things be so. Yes, there is MORE. You can discover for yourself what God has waiting for you.

Act 2:17 And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams:

2 comments:

  1. Amen. Hearing about God's word and getting into for yourself are two different things. But are good, but the latter is necessary for discernment.

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  2. I really miss the church life when I was younger..guess I set aside the apple core and I must find a way back to hold and enjoy my apple and not to toss the core again. Thanks Hazel, such an awakening.

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