PREPARED, PLANTED, PLACED, PRUNED, PROSPERED (2)

October 14

God planted a garden … there He put the man whom He had formed. GENESIS 2:8 NKJV

What does it mean to plant? To bury seeds beyond human, view so that they germinate and eventually produce fruit. In God’s plan for your life, He’s planted blessings you experience over time. Just because you walk out into a field and don’t see a crop, doesn’t mean the seeds aren’t there; God has planted things in your life that will come to fruition at different times.

It’s amazing that God would plant. Why would He go to such trouble when He could just speak a word and create it? Think of the love, the personal involvement of the Creator of the universe, as He stoops down and plants blessings to come up at different seasons in your life. Everything God has for you

hasn’t come up yet, so you can’t give up, or walk away and say, “That’s all there is.” No, God’s got some stuff planted that you haven’t seen or experienced. You’re still becoming what He planted. Knowing that reinforces your faith that it will happen. It also means God believes in you-even when you

don’t believe in yourself.

There are talents in you that haven’t been discovered and dreams that haven’t been fulfilled. That’s what the battle is about! The Devil is fighting you over your destiny. He knows what’s been planted in you and he’s trying to kill the seed. Don’t let him. You’re not the person you’ll be six months or six years

from now, because there’s a time factor; everything doesn’t come to harvest at the same time. You have to have faith and patience, otherwise you’ll miss what God has for you.

Taken from THE BEST OF THE WORD FOR YOU TODAY

 

The school teacher was late for school and was driving too fast.

The light ahead turned yellow, she thought she could make it and raced forward. It turned red just before she entered the intersection.

Unfortunately, a policeman saw her run through the red light and he wrote her a ticket.

The school teacher hadn’t had a ticket in a long time. She thought she would ask the judge if she could go to traffic school and keep the ticket off her record.

“I have a good driving record; I am a school teacher and I would like to request that I be granted permission to go to traffic school,” she asked the judge.

“So you are a school teacher,” the judge said with a smile. “I have been waiting for this for years.”

“I will allow you to go to traffic school if you write 500 times I ran a red light and I promise never to do it again.”