on this occassion as before.
Yet I watch my dreams melt away like snow upon a sunlit floor.
Becoming liquid, flowing with the Spirit; carried to the ocean,
taken up again
Granted to fall as showers upon the harvest
Awaiting the appointed time of the Lord
Watering the souls of earth
To bring forth the glory of God
Through travail and spiritual birth.
Those who hope in the Lord
Shall not be disappointed.
Whether we like it or not, the times in the valley are necessary for our spiritual growth.
The vegetation that grows in the valley is not the same as that which grows during our seasons on the mountain. The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self control. The physical realm is a similitude of the spiritual realm and just as with physical fruit, spiritual fruit requires different climates and environments to grow and mature. So it is with us. Let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap a "harvest" if we do not lose heart. (Galatians 6:9). And there is the challenge, not to lose heart while in the valley or a season of pruning. If we abide in the Vine, it is all working for our good. JESUS said, "you did not chose me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit and that your fruit should remain, that whatever you ask the Father in My name He may give you". (John 15:16)
Journal November 2, 2016