Although the fig tree shall not blossom, neither shall fruit be in the vines; the labour of the olive shall fail, and the fields shall yield no meat; the flock shall be cut off from the fold, and there shall be no herd in the stalls: Yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will joy in the God of my salvation. The Lord God is my strength, and he will make my feet like hinds’ feet, and he will make me to walk upon mine high places. To the chief singer on my stringed instruments.
Ok, so I know it’s been a while since my last post, so I am sorry! I had the best December ever! I went to see Star Wars (in cosplay outfits – more on that later), went to 3 birthday parties (one of which was my Dad’s :P), and had a pretty darn amazin’ Christmas (*happy sigh*)!
But, today the Lord finally told me the break was over and it was time to start my posting again! So, here I am.
Have you ever seen an almond tree? They are personally one of my favorite trees because of their gorgeous white blossoms and I love almonds (only if they’re honey roasted :P). When the almond tree produces fruit, it looks absolutely beautiful to stare at!
But, like we all learned in kiddy biology, trees don’t produce fruit all the time.
The reason why I chose Almond Trees for this post is because they look absolutely freaky in the winter. They could be in a horror movie if they wanted to. The branches are bare and the wood is dry and cracked – they aren’t exactly pleasing to look at. And no, I didn’t publish this post to push almond trees under the bus.
It’s like this: when I was little, I once heard a pastor say that we were fruit inspectors – we had to look at people’s fruit (people’s actions and outreaches for Christ) and by that we would determine whether they really loved God or not.
But as I’ve grown into a young lady, God has shown me differently.
We all have different seasons and we all produce fruit at different times. Even if we don’t look pleasurable to other people when we are dormant for a while, God just hasn’t put an abundance of fruit in our season. But when our season does come, we bloom and burst with color!
Just like the almond tree – in the winter it’s bare and has no fruit. But what we don’t know is that God is doing a great work in that tree to make it produce an abundance of fruit in the spring! Just like us. When we feel like we aren’t doing a million things for God, He is working on our lives to make us a beautiful tree full of gorgeous fruit in the spring!
God works on us all the hard winter – and in the spring we produce beautiful flowers and little nuts!
I knew I loved almonds for a reason…
So, as 2015 comes to a close, I would like to encourage all of you:
In this new season, Christ is working on your life – even if you don’t see it or seem to be producing fruit, a marvelous work is going on in our lives that will unveil itself in it’s right time! Today is a new season – and so is tomorrow! It doesn’t matter what fruit you produced in 2015 – it only matters about tomorrow! The Father is changing and shaping us into mature young women/men. Even if we aren’t blossoming, we will in due time. It’s hard and challenging for me (and you, too, I imagine) to go through the transition of girl to woman – but all of our efforts will prove wonderful in the time when God will unleash our innards and make us bloom!
And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up.
Happy New Year,
P.S. Going to Star Wars on opening day was stinkin’ amazing! I made Ally and my costume in 3 days! God gave me instant creativity to work fast (I started only last year and I wasn’t very good – but I kept at it and God’s reaped my seeds and I’ve had a blast with sewing)! I went as Rey and Ally as Leia. The movie? AMAZING! I can’t wait for the next one! Here are the costumes – I hope to come out with tutorials soon:
Also, my drawing has improved (Again, I didn’t think I was getting anywhere and I kept at it and it’s finally reaped a harvest) and I was inspired by Star Wars – here’s my sketch of Kylo Ren and on a lighter note Sadness from Inside Out: