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To: Kathy in Alaska

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Still Bearing Fruit

October 7, 2012

Sometimes the harvest comes late. Sometimes you sow seeds of hope without really knowing it. Sometimes the fruit of your life comes in a way and time you would never expect.

My daughter Melissa had accepted God’s gift of salvation at a young age. But she never saw herself as some great Christian who could change lives. She was just a high school junior trying to cope with a job, school, and sports while balancing friendships—just a kid trying to live as God would want her to.

Yet, in 2002 when He welcomed her into heaven when she was just 17, her faith in Christ and her faithful life stood on their own. No advance warning. No time to make things right with others. No new opportunities to “bear much fruit” (John 15:8).

Melissa tried to live in a way that was pleasing to God—and her life is still bearing fruit. Just recently, I heard of a young person who trusted Jesus as Savior at a sports camp after a coach shared Melissa’s story.

All of us are writing a story with our lives—one that affects others now and in the future. Are we living to please God? We don’t know when the Lord will call us Home. Let’s live every day with an eye on the harvest.

Only the truth that in life we have spoken,
Only the seed that on earth we have sown;
These shall pass onward when we are forgotten,
Fruits of the harvest and what we have done. —Bonar
A fruitful harvest requires a faithful life.

Read: John 15:8-17

By this My Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit. —John 15:8
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5 posted on 10/06/2012 5:11:52 PM PDT by The Mayor ("If you can't make them see the light, let them feel the heat" — Ronald Reagan)
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To: The Mayor

Good evening, Mayor...a Blessed Lord’s Day to your and yours.

Thank you for today’s sustenance for body and soul.

Hope you’ve had a relaxing Saturday.

16 posted on 10/06/2012 5:49:35 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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"But this I say, He which soweth sparingly shall reap also sparingly; and he which soweth bountifully shall reap also bountifully. Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver." -from THE BIBLE: II Corinthians 9:6-7
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50 posted on 10/07/2012 12:50:44 AM PDT by Cindy
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To: The Mayor

Beautiful and righteous message Russ! Thank you for sharing it!


53 posted on 10/07/2012 2:16:44 AM PDT by MeekMom
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