Planted for the Lord By Brenda Drake

I was a sad and bitter person before I was born again in Christ and became a new creature.   But there are still times when I begin to resemble the old man again. When this happens I know I need to again repent and allow my Lord to rule within me.  I trust Him to finish the good work He started in me.  All the glory goes to Him.  He is the good seed within me.

Planted for God

An apple is just an apple until it yields its seed.
Then it becomes an orchard that multitudes feed.
Apples that are firm, tastes sweet and good,
They yield good healthy seeds as they should.
A profitable planting one day is its boast.
A successful crop consumed the most.
Who desires a bitter, mushy apple, shriveled up?
Who would gather its seeds to raise an orchard up?
An apple may look good and yet does not taste well,
From a distance it is very hard to tell.
But under close inspection its worth,
Is determined before it’s used to replenish the earth.
In this apple story the truth you can see.
Your life like the apple can be planted for the King.
But, if you are bitter, you cannot glorify Jesus’ name.
If you are soft and mushy with testimony the same,
Your influence will rise up more of the same kind.
Come I will heal you to be as I have designed.
Sweet because of Jesus; firm as the Word’s foundation too,
A wealth of good seeds I will plant through you.

John 15:4-5
Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me.  I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.

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