Thursday, May 08, 2008

Jeremiah and Fruit

I'm currently reading in Jeremiah during my morning devotions. I love Jeremiah. A prophet of God who gets so down, he curses the day he was born, and even the man who announced his birth. Then he turns around and continues to do what God tells him to do.

It's wonderful how you can read the Bible again and again, and God will reveal something new each time. These verses from yesterday jumped out at me:

Jer. 15:19: ... if you extract the precious from the worthless, you will become my spokesman.

Jer. 17:7-8: Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord ... For he will be like a tree planted by the water ... and will not be anxious in a year of drought, nor cease to yield fruit.

I like the promise that we can produce even in times of drought. That does include drought of the creative mind, does it not?


Pam Halter said...

Wow, Brandilyn ~ I needed to read that today.

Thank you.

Jane said...

A definite encouragement to me, thank you! :)

Kim Vogel Sawyer said...

Oh, I hope we can produce in times of drought, because I am sooooo dry right now. But I want to serve Him. What wonderful encouragement. Hope restored!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for posting those scriptures. "Extracting the precious from the worthless"..I think I'll pray that over my rough drafts.

Eileen said...

Ahh, and when you are anxious, only His promises and prayers of faithful friends get you through. Great scriptures! Seems like fresh ink.

Lewis Bae said...

These are beautiful words that make our faith stronger!