Fruits of My Labor| I Am the Seeds I’ve Planted


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“Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it.” Proverbs 22:6 NIV

Fruits of my labor show up in specific areas of my life. The most obvious one seems to be in how my children turned out, their children, even those not yet born.

Proper tending to, and regular watering yields good fruit. When Jesus spoke of “Good fruit” He was talking about people’s internal soul, spiritual character. To produce a good crop one must work the field. Hands get dirty when we work fields, get can rough, and sometimes you sweat. To produce good fruit you have to exert energy both physically and spiritually,

Another thing, expecting something good to come out of something you’ve neglected is wishful thinking at best.

Children can be compared to crops, fields, and gardens; they need tending too, spiritual water and nourishing food to grow. They are fruits of my labor and yours. Like soil that produces fruit, and vegetation our children need somebody willing to work on them. To raise up physically, emotionally, and spiritually healthy offspring we must engage, work on and with them constantly.

In fact, a living parents job is never done. Once I heard a late uncle say, “no matter how old you get I’ll still be (30) years older than you. My uncle’s statement provoked me to look at the big picture of “a parent’s job.”

In my uncle’s own wise but sarcastic way, he was saying that kids will always be kids to their parents. More importantly, my uncle was reminding me to never disrespect him no matter how old I got. Being fruit of my parent’s labor disrespecting elders was not in my nature. I am the product of parents who did not tolerate disrespect, disobedience or laziness.

To see a reward in the fruits of my labor I must work hard. Satan tries to convince us otherwise; he wants mothers and fathers to forfeit parental responsibility, and leave God’s children to their own devices. We see evidence of this every minute of the day, and it’s heartbreaking.

Don’t let Satan fool you. Try your best to sow good seed during your lifetime, individually as well as through your children. That way, when your life is over, the Lord will say “well done my child.”

Like most of us, children won’t always do what we tell them to, as a child or as an adult.

Sometimes, the only option parents have to enjoy peace of mind is believing God for what He said He would do. Having faith is the only way to carry out this mission.

Raising a child up in the way he should go? The task at hand is to do it even when signs of resistance arise. The idea is, “one day he or she will remember what you taught them, how they were raised, and how you behaved as an adult.

Parents are the most powerful example in the world of what a child will eventually end up being? Let’s face it. Most parents can take credit for modeling behavior most children wind up imitating. Parents also inadvertently formulate words and conversations in the mouths of their offspring.

I don’t know about you, but the last thing I want on my conscience is feeling responsible for my child’s major failures. Making mistakes is a given, knowing how to avoid repeating the same mistakes is a different thing. A fool doesn’t know he’s a fool, but other people do. A child may not know his actions are foolish, unless he or she can compare foolishness to outcomes resulting from making good decisions. That’s where mothers and fathers come in. A parent’s most important assignment is “raising a child up in the way he should go is the way to go!”

My grandmother used to say, “when a mother is rocking her baby she doesn’t know if she’s rocking a blessing or a curse.” While some parents believe in error that status, fame or fortune can define a child’s destiny, believers know this is not the case.

The flourishing of sin is the product of neglected fields, fruits of contaminated water, seed hastily sown. God wants us to take our time planting His seeds, put them in the ground right, so they grow and multiply. To grow and multiply, seeds must take root. To take root they need water, and again, they must be tended too.

The Lord wants us to reap good things. “To do that, we must do a better job selecting seed, determining placement, watering crops on a regular basis. And, the water needs to be fresh, pure, free of contaminates.

Minister Neecy

 

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Before I Come to You I Go to Him


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Plans for Your Life


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Good morning everyone,

There are many important things to remember in life but some are more critical than others. For instance, “both Jesus and Satan have explicit plans for your life. It’s up to you to choose which plan to follow.”

Your release date is yours for the asking? True freedom begins in the 💓 but transmits from the brain; maybe you call it the “think tank” or the “mother ship.” The thing is, either one of these life vessels require action on your part to change course or move from its present location?

If you don’t like who or what you see in the mirror, you don’t have to break the mirror just break old habits.

Selah, “pause, think calmly on that!” Have a blessed day.
Minister Neecy

God Will Only Take Your Baggage if You Give it to Him


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Good morning family and friends…

Are you feeling overwhelmed, disappointed, or pessimistic about like life? If the answer is yes, you must be holding on to things, people or places that are not good for you. 
Remember, God does not take away baggage you refuse to part with. He will not take it unless you freely give it up! In other words, you have to be willing to let go.

Can you? The unhealthy relationship? The addiction? The lying, cheating and sharp tongue are just a few of many ungodly situations and actions that separate us from Christ. The Father wants us to know that He will take them from you if you ask Him too.

I don’t know about you but “yours truly” has been guilty of holding on too long to things that do nothing to enhance the spiritual or overall quality of life. Why do people do that? Could it be because “old habits are hard to break?” Whatever the reason, at the end of the day, holding on to baggage that only manifested of self-destructive dead weight is a recipe for demise.

Sometimes we need to woman or man-up, to get to a point in our lives where not letting go is no longer an option.

Minister Neecy

Do the Right Thing and Watch God Change Things


Your Daily Inspiration

Good morning everyone,
“The truth will​ set you free is much more than a cliche, it is God’s promise!” 

If you want to see what “true freedom” looks like be honest with yourself. 
There is a right and a wrong way to act  but you have to  know Jesus to do the right thing. “A sure sign that you are doing the wrong thing is when nothing you do seems to turn out right!” 

Minister Neecy

Troubles with Tribulations are Temporary


Good morning everyone.

Though we would rather not endure trials and tribulations in this life, they are a given.

The Good News: “Tribulations and heart aches don’t last forever, they subside. Becoming a believer does not make you immune to tribulations but it does make you stronger. 

“God never gives us more than we can bear or shows us what the future holds, because He knows, we could not bear to see what is to come.

So, “Lord give me strength to keep on keeping on. I am not tired, I have not given up, I am simply depending and waiting on You!” Amen

Minister Neecy

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