Fresh Fruit

There is something about fresh fruit. Not the ‘fresh’ grocery store fruit but fruit picked from the source. Each bite brings a flavorful, juicy mouthful leaving the desire for more.

We live in an area where we’re known for our corn but it’s our fruit that others travel for. It is cherry picking season right now and soon the stone fruit will be ready. Every year people from out of town converge on our community and strip our orchards clean like a swarm of locust. It’s a good thing especially for our farmers. It’s a process of renewal.

Being renewed in the knowledge of God isn’t always easy even though it is perfect for us. We battle against old thought patterns, old ways of action and old ways of speaking.

But Jesus wants to heal us of these ‘old life’ traits. He wants us to stay so tightly connected to Him that we continually remind ourselves who He says we are.

Reminding ourselves of our identity in Christ helps us stop battling against the old life and we begin to allow the work of the Cross to work in us.

You are being renewed to bear fruit. Let it be fruit that is as fresh as that which is picked from the Source.


Author: Terese

Terese is a wife, mother, Grammie, sister, aunt and friend. Best of all a daughter of the King! Terese is a Bible study teacher and speaker. One of her passions is investing in the lives of other women and encouraging them in their identity and authority in Christ. Terese is a life long student of God's grace.

2 thoughts on “Fresh Fruit”

  1. I just loved the timing of this post. I have been going through a time of renewal and purification. As a recovering doormat and low self esteem survivor, I changed drastically after discovering that I had been gaslighted by my sister-two years of darkness followed. Tomorrow is my birthday, and I don’t have any family to celebrate with me. But if I dwell In the past, it will consume me. So, for the past month I have been allowing Jesus to work within, and cut off pretty much all communication with old friends who weren’t friends at all. It is a time of new beginnings, and I look forward to living it one step at a time, whilst clinging to His robes.

    1. Sara, I am sorry to hear of your hardship but you have blessed my heart in turning to and trusting Jesus. Thank you for the courage to share your story, it encourages all of us.

      I bless you with His favor today and every day. ♥️

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