Unseen is Eternal


Remember the beautiful apple blossoms earlier this year?  I’ve been looking at that tree this summer.  It’s rather dead looking, with absolutely no fruit.

And I’ve been thinking about taking a picture of it and writing something about the fact that God desires that we bear fruit, not just look pretty on the outside.
Well, today when I came home, I saw the men doing more tree pruning and such, and sure enough, my little dead apple tree was cut down.
Which compels me to say what God has been whispering in my ear for the past few weeks.  That is how important it is that I focus on the inside of myself, not on the outside.  That I let God have His way, not always demanding my own way.  That I learn to wait for Him, to wait on Him, to be content with what He does in His time, to praise Him for everything, good and bad.
And the verses in 2 Corinthians 4 comes to mind:

“For which cause we faint not; but though our outward man perish, yet the inward man is renewed day by day.  For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory,  While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen; for the things which are seen are temporal, but the things which are not seen are eternal.”     verses 16-18

I don’t know about you, but it has taken me forever to begin to learn that this is talking about faith.  That while the things which I can see and touch, His Creation and His provisions, are real evidences of His working, they are not the most important.

That which goes on in my heart and mind and will, that which I allow God to do in places which cannot be seen, is far, far more important than anything.

This I will remember when this stump I see.  God is working on the inside of me so that I will bear fruit.  I do not wish to become a stump, so to speak.

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