Seeds produce trees. Trees produce fruit. Fruit feeds people.
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You can’t really tell what kind of tree comes from a seed. You can’t tell the amount of fruit that will come from a seed. You never know where the pollen will travel that comes from a seed.
All Types of Seeds
There are a lot of types of seeds. Seeds are a curious thing. Nothing grows with a seed. Seeds are the breeding ground for growth. But seeds must be covered to grow. They grow in secret. But, evidence of their growth is shown publicly.
Jesus was a seed. Jesus went into the ground accomplished a work, and then was displayed publicly!
23-26 Jesus told them, “The time has come for the Son of Man to be glorified. I tell you truly that unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains a single grain of wheat; but if it does, it brings a good harvest. The man who loves his own life will destroy it, and the man who hates his life in this world will preserve it for eternal life. If a man wants to enter my service, he must follow my way; and where I am, my servant will also be. And my Father will honour every man who enters my service.
John 12:23-26 PHILLIPS
All Types of Trees
Trees only mature with time. Trees start as small green shoots reaching for the sun. You can’t judge what age a tree will grow to when it’s small.
3 You’re a tree replanted in Eden, bearing fresh fruit every month,
Never dropping a leaf, always in blossom.
Psalm 1:3, Message
The goal of the tree is to grow. This includes upward, limbs, and downward, roots, growth. You can’t focus on one and neglect the other. You must do both.
All Types of Fruit
You can see the fruit that comes from the Spirit.
22 But the fruit of the Spirit [the result of His presence within us] is love [unselfish concern for others], joy, [inner] peace, patience [not the ability to wait, but how we act while waiting], kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness, self-control. Against such things there is no law.
Galatians 5:22-23, Amplified
What we have been given in the Spirit is a seed, albeit a very powerful seed. The fruit the Spirit produces is listed above.
It’s the Spirit’s fruit, not ours. Relax. You don’t have to strain and strive to produce this fruit. Simply abide in the Vine.
4-5 “Live in me. Make your home in me just as I do in you. In the same way that a branch can’t bear grapes by itself but only by being joined to the vine, you can’t bear fruit unless you are joined with me.
I am the Vine, you are the branches. When you’re joined with me and I with you, the relation intimate and organic, the harvest is sure to be abundant. Separated, you can’t produce a thing.
John 15:4-5 Message