As I was slicing my apple this morning for my breakfast, I couldn’t help but notice how quickly the flesh of it begins to tarnish as soon as it’s exposed to the elements. I know that if I left it there for too long without ingesting the fruit, or covering it with a preserver, it would rotten and produce an unpleasant stench.
Then I felt God whispering to my heart and He showed me this is exactly… how we are as humans. If we are exposed to the elements of this world without having the Preserver, and if we choose to not ingest the Fruit of His Spirit, we become tarnished…bitter…and eventually we will produce such a stench and become rotten.
Thank You Father for reminding me of this today and for being my Preserver and my Protector from the elements of this world. May I always produce Your good fruit, and never be the one bad apple that spoils the bunch. I pray that I will always be known for the fruit I produce and Who my Harvester is. Deanna Clardy. 10-7-2011