Galatians 6:9 says And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not. It is God who gives the increase so leave success up to God and keep on being faithful, you will not be disappointed in the long run. We all want to hear Christ say to us, Well done thou good and faithful servant. So how to we start being faithful? It's a choice that you must make every day, and it's starts in laying aside your will and letting Christ rule in your life. Christ being Lord of your life will show itself in the small things...Having a cheerful attitude when you are sick, giving up your idea of what you want to play when with siblings, a kind word vs a unkind word, being quick to forgive, spending time in God's word and loving it (!!), ultimately having a true genuine love for Christ and others!! Your love for Jesus will compel you to share Christ with others.So how is your love life today with Jesus? Are you being a faithful spreader of the gospel? Wow!! I really needed to hear this today...maybe you read this and are discouraged because you figure you will never get witnessing down...call unto Christ and he will answer you and show you great and mighty things which you don't even know!!
|Yes, I know these aren't large apples, but their flavor is phenomenal.|
|We used to do most of the applesauce work inside, but little by little we have been moving that work outside! Here we are cooking the apples until they are soft enough to go through the applesauce maker.|
|The end result. This summer we have canned well over 100 quarts of applesauce!!|
Apple wars!! Who says you can't have fun and work at the same time:):) Totally thankful for my mom and my three youngest sisters, Marie, JoAnna, and Esther for doing the bulk of the work processing applesauce this year.
To close I have a couple verses that were a big encouragement to me this morning.
14 For the love of Christ constraineth us; because we thus judge, that if one died for all, then were all dead:
15 And that he died for all, that they which live should not henceforth live unto themselves, but unto him which died for them, and rose again.
16 Wherefore henceforth know we no man after the flesh: yea, though we have known Christ after the flesh, yet now henceforth know we him no more.
17 Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.
18 And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation;
19 To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation.
20 Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ's stead, be ye reconciled to God.
21 For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.
Signing off: EJM