I was not born with a green thumb. Most of my efforts in the garden have not been fruitful. I remember my Botany projects in school did not fair so well either.
But when it comes to God, it is another story. God is the Master Gardener. He created a lush, fertile planet that grows vegetation abundantly. Despite what man has thrown at it, nature still comes roaring back. You can witness it now with the lack of human intervention in certain areas and how nature has come back with vegetation and animals roaming the streets of cities.
God as the gardener is a great analogy as to what is going on in our own lives. We live in a world of instant gratification. Hit a button and the world stage is displayed on your TV. Drive to the store and all you could ever want in food and drink is there. Hit up Google on the internet and the knowledge of the world is at your fingertips.
But we humans don't quite work that way. It takes time for us to learn new skills. Time to grow to adulthood, time to lose weight and time to heal. This slow period causes great anxiety in the minds of many as they are used to instant coffee and instant satisfaction.
Just like the seed that is placed in the ground, it takes time for us to germinate in our maturity in Christ to understand what He has planned for us.
Like the seed, it may take months or years to even see the light of the Sun(Son). Once we break ground there is still much growing left to do. If we wait on the Master Gardener, we will continue to grow and mature in His ways and eventually reach maturity. It is only at that time will we be able to bear fruit.
The fruit tree takes years to bear fruit and some never produce like the fig tree in the New Testament. Jesus said those trees should be thrown in the fire. That is all they are good for is fuel for the flames. We do not want to be fuel for the flames but trees that bear fruit for others to enjoy and be enriched with.
Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. Matthew 7
Our fruit can feed those hungry soles who wish to bear fruit themselves. We must be the example for them to follow. We must wait on God to pour on us His Living Water, to spend time being fertilized by His Word and to direct our attention to His light for nourishment. We are much like the fruit tree and it is our purpose to bear much fruit.
Every branch in Me that does not bear fruit He takes away; and every branch that bears fruit He prunes, that it may bear more fruit.John 15
Patience is a virtue it is said and like the fruit tree, we must continue to learn and pray and be patient waiting on the Lord. The Good Book says He loves us and wants only good things for us and will tend to our every need. Like the gardener, He wants us to continue growing and bearing much fruit. Fruit that He can give to others.
Rest in the Lord, and wait patiently for Him; Do not fret because of him who prospers in his way, Psalm 37
And so, after he had patiently endured, he obtained the promise. Hebrews 6
The Earth is abundant in God's fruit trees (us) and He is able to care for them all just like He does for the real trees on the planet. Continue to grow in His Word, seek His Face and be patient. God will bring forth your fruit and many will enjoy the bounty.
And that is the Whole Truth!
May God truly bless you in your walk with Him.
And remember, God always answers His kneemail.