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Weekday devotionals for Christians

Evergreen Christians

1Co 15:58  Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord. 

Psa 1:3  And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper. 

I grew up with our family having a fake Christmas tree my entire life.  I preferred having a fake tree as the only way to have a tree…until I got married and was “told” what we were going to do, just kidding, I wanted to try it out and see what it was like.  I am very glad that I tried getting a real tree, because my family really enjoys that process.  These next few lessons came as a result of going to a tree farm or tree lot and the process it takes to buy and get it home and decorated.  I hope these lessons will encourage, challenge, and convict you just like they have done to me.

Lesson #1

You have to go where the trees are and search all of the trees.

Lesson #2

The Pine Christmas Tree is an Evergreen Tree…it is always in bloom.  One of the  differences between pine trees and oaks, maples, etc…is that the pine trees do not lose their needles in the fall.  I do want to say that I enjoy seeing the leaves change on the trees that do that sort of thing, but pine trees keep their needles green all year.

Application

We as christians should always be in bloom for those around us; although we should not be a “bloomin’ idiot” as my dad says it.  What does it mean to be in bloom?  It means to be abounding with fruit and fulfilling your purpose.  We as christians should always be looking for ways to fulfill our purpose for Christ.  There is never any “down-time” with Christ because our time on this earth is short.  It will not be too long before Jesus comes back to get us!  We will be able to rest in heaven.  The need is so great and so important that God needs and wants us to be like that tree that brings for fruit, and whose leaf does not wither,and whatsoever we do will prosper.  Don’t you want to be that type of christian?  They key to doing and being this is to always be in bloom.  Are you in bloom for the Lord?  If not, be a blooming christian!

 

 

December 15, 2011 - Posted by | Devotional | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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