This message is a lesson from the garden. It's a lesson on cultivating your gift.
Lessons are all around us.
The question is, Are we listening or paying attention to what is being taught?
We have a small garden. Our garden has grape tomatoes, peppers, and jalepenoes.
I noticed a number of tomatoes were ripe. Some were on the verge of bursing. A few fell off the vine.
I grabbed a plastic container and some garden gloves. It was time to pick the ones that were ripe. It was at this point God began to speak.
Now, I understand some may say, "Yeah, right! God spoke to you?"
Yes, but in the way you may envision. Rarely have I heard the audible voice of God. God speaks to us through our spiritual senses (e.g., ears, eyes, and/or senses).
God speaks to us through our inner spirit. Our goal is to train our spirit through listening prayer to discern His voice.
This was a lesson to my spirit through a lesson from the garden.
As I picked the tomatoes, God began speaking. He shared how His people are like the tomatoes on the vine.
Each of us have gift(s).
However, some allow their gift(s) to ripen, burst, and/or fall to the ground. Others allow foreign objects (e.g., tomato worms) to devour their gift(s).
God wants us to nuture the gift(s) He has given us.
Our gift(s) are not for ourselves but for others.
Our gift(s) can help us make wealth. (Deut. 8:18).
Our gift(s) make room for us and bring us before kings. (Proverbs 18:16).
What about you? Are there gift(s) in your life that are ripe? Comment below.