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Pearl 361: Thorns and Thistles

TOPIC: Goals and Fruitfulness

"Land that drinks in the rain often falling on it
and that produces a crop useful to those for
whom it is farmed receives the blessing of God.
But land that produces thorns and thistles is
worthless and is in danger of being cursed.
In the end it will be burned" - Hebrews 6:7-8.

Productivity and fruitfulness are a constant theme and expectation in the Bible for those who know the Lord. You have rain falling your life - God's grace, mercy, creative inspiration and insight. What's more, you are exposed to the insight and encouragement of God's word. You therefore have a mandate to produce a crop useful to the Lord and others. There is no better way to insure this crop of fruit than to set and persevere in your goals that are specific and marinated in faith. What are your goals for next year?  for the next five years? for the next ten? Is your fruit or claim to fruit what you are not doing or what God has put in your heart to do?

Lord, I don't want You to mark me 'useless ground' because I produce thorns and thistles. My objective is to produce a crop that will impress even You (if that's possible). And I don't just want to achieve easy-within-my-reach goals, but ones that require my absolute faith and trust in Your provision and help.

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