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.
“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.