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Do you ever feel like weeping? DON’T!!!

Have you ever thought that we Christians have it tough? I’ve been teaching an overview of the Bible and have just started looking into the Major and Minor Prophets.
Talk about people who were trying to serve God and get discouraged in doing so…Poor Jeremiah, known as the weeping prophet.


TRUSTING that God is with me, although I don’t hear or see HIM right now!




I’ve felt like a weeping prophet before, how about you?
No matter what situation that the prophets found themselves going through, God was always there with them.

6 Then said I, Ah, Lord God! behold, I cannot speak: for I am a child.
7 But the Lord said unto me, Say not, I am a child: for thou shalt go to all that I shall send thee, and whatsoever I command thee thou shalt speak.
8 Be not afraid of their faces: for I am with thee to deliver thee, saith the Lord.

Often people struggle with new challenges because they lack self-confidence. They feel they have inadequate ability, training, or experience. Jeremiah thought he was too young and inexperienced to be God’s spokesman to the world. But God promised to be with Him. We must never allow feelings of inadequacy to keep us from obeying God’s call. He will always be with us. When you find yourself avoiding something you know you should do, be careful not to use the lack of self-confidence as an excuse. If God gives you a job to do, He will provide all you need to do it.

FRUITFUL OBSERVATION: God promised to see Jeremiah through trouble, not to keep trouble from coming. God did not insulate him from jailings, deportation, or insults. God does not keep us from encountering life’s storms, but He will see us through them. In fact, He walks through these storms with us.

Let’s trust that God will be with us today and every day no matter what life brings our way!IMG_7555

Something new at Godsfruitful… 2 minute “FRUIT BITE”


Are you sitting still and a little bored?

Here comes the start of a new week, but do you somehow feel like there isn’t much “new” to the week?
Do you find yourself hopeful as to what this week will hold and bring about for you by Friday?                               OR…..



Do you feel like your just sitting still and little a bored?

Let’s NOT be like Negative Nellie and Doubting Doug…Let’s trust in the Lord for ALL things!

5 Trust in the Lord with all thine heart;
and lean not unto thine own understanding.
6 In all thy ways acknowledge him,
and he shall direct thy paths.


Nothing exciting happened last week…AND I DOUBT THAT IT DOES THIS WEEK!

This precious promise of divine guidance in one’s life choices is conditioned upon complete trust in God’s wisdom as revealed in His Word, along with unashamed acknowledgement of Him in all our dealings with others.

As Christians, we are aware of what God’s Word instructs us, SO let’s make this week a successful week in the Lord!  Let’s do our BEST to adjust our attitudes!!! If you find yourself discouraged by your circumstances, I want to encourage you to lift your voice in song and sing to the Lord. I know that your probably thinking “That’s the last thing that I feel like doing.PLEASE JUST TRY IT… The Spirit will comfort you and before you know it you will be feeling so much more positive in your day::)) Remember God is with us!

FRUITFUL OBSERVATION: We trust that God has the best plan for us as He directs our paths. Let’s come into His presence daily,  and acknowledge Him as our Lord and Saviour.

IMG_7341Let’s be willing to sit quietly and trust in the Lord with ALL of our heart today and every day!

My First online video lesson 🤔Abraham’s testing 


IMG_7287.JPGSo I ask you today, have you ever felt like you are standing still in a situation without any changes? I know several of my readers personally who can answer with YES!! The other day while leaving my exercise room, I had gotten to the bottom of the steps only to find that Jack wasn’t so eager to come down the stairs behind me like he usually does.
He seemed to have lost his get up and go..IMG_7298.JPG
We find ourselves waiting for change day in and day out until we soon lose our excitement.

We must remember that the devil brings the four D’s, which are Doubt, discouragement, despair and division. I’ve added another D, and it is for downWe sit down within our doubt and begin to think that things will not change anytime soon; our discouragement can cause us to despair. If we don’t keep our focus on Christ and His Word, we can create a division between God and us. The devil is the only one happy when this happens.
Let’s get a hold on our thinking, and not give into the devil’s tactics. Half of the battle is outsmarting the devil, and we can do that by coming into the presence of God every day and seeking His way and Will for us, and Putting on our FULL ARMOUR of God every day.

9 And let us not be weary in well doing, for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.

FRUITFUL OBSERVATION: Paul challenges the Galatians and us to keep on doing what is right and to trust God for the results. In due time, we reap a harvest of blessing.

IMG_7297.JPGLet’s pray to get back up and keep our focus on the ALL POWERFUL God that LOVES us and that supplies us the strength we need today and every day!






Oh my goodness!! Have you ever felt like quitting? Come on at least once or twice right? 🙂
I find it amazing how God knows the situation, and if we will seek Him, He is faithful in showing up to help us through it.
A cry of distress in a sea of trouble. We may have to suffer severely for our devotion to God, but that should cause us to look forward with joy to the day when evil and injustice will be gone forever.  🙂

PSALMS 69:1-4
1 Save me, O God; for the waters are come in unto my soul.
2 I sink in deep mire, where there is no standing: I am come into deep waters, where the floods overflow me.
3 I am weary of my crying; my throat is dried; mine eyes fail while I wait for my God.
4 They that hate me without a cause are more than the hairs of mine head; they that would destroy me, being mine enemies wrongfully, are mighty: then I restored that which I took not away.

This is one of the most quoted Psalms in the New Testament, and it is often applied to the ministry and suffering of Jesus. Verse 4, like John 15:25, speaks of Jesus’ many enemies. The experience of being mocked by His brothers (69:8) is expressed in John 7:5.
David wept until he was physically exhausted, with a dry throat and blurred vision. He wept until he could weep no more, yet he still trusted God to save him. When devastated by death or tragedy, we need not collapse or despair because we can turn to God and ask Him to save us and help us. The tears will still come, but we will not be crying in vain.

FRUITFUL OBSERVATION: So many times in this life we will face difficulties. We must realize that the devil is not happy about our serving the Lord, and he will not stop quickly at trying to distract us from serving the ALL KNOWING AND ALL MIGHTY GOD. Remember if the devil can’t distract us, he will move on to someone close by who doesn’t have their Armour on for God, and without their realizing it, he gets inside of them and uses them against us in many ways.

Let’s remember that God is with us today and every day! All we have to do is seek Him AND SOMETIMES IT MAY TAKE MANY EARNEST PRAYERS !  🙂

A cage isn’t a delightful place after all… is it?



The door is ALWAYS open for us to DELIGHT ourselves IN HIM…First, we must commit!


Do you ever feel as if your being held back from what you would really like to be doing in life? Sometimes, it’s hard to find the way out of our current situation. Whether it be health challenges, or every day life…it can be difficult.
As many of you know, I recently closed my business due to neck and back issues. In the beginning, my attitude was one of acceptance, and then it turned to one of questioning why? I soon adjusted my thoughts to accept that God’s plan for me was no longer in that direction.
PSALMS 37:4-5
4 Delight thyself also in the Lord;
and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart.
5 Commit thy way unto the Lord;
trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass.

David tells us to take delight in the Lord and to commit everything we have and do to Him. But how do we do this? To commit ourselves to the Lord means entrusting everything- our lives, families, jobs, possessions- to His control and guidance. To commit ourselves to the Lord means to trust Him(37:5), believing that he can take care of us better than we can ourselves. We should be willing to wait (37:7) for Him to work out what is best for us.
To delight in someone means to experience great pleasure and joy in his or her presence. This happens only when we know that person well. So, to delight in the Lord, we must know Him better. Knowledge of His great LOVE for us will indeed give us delight.

FRUITFUL OBSERVATION: Sometimes we hold ourselves back and stay in our “cage” when in fact the Lord has the door wide open for us to come out and delight ourselves in Him.
Real joy comes from being in His presence!
Let’s take delight in the Lord and entrust Him with everything we have and do today and every day!

The sign of our witness for Christ should never become RUSTY and UNREADABLE!


Don’t STOP AHEAD and let your witness for CHRIST become unreadable, not to mention RUSTY

Hello and HAPPY Saturday! 🙂
Since I started blogging, I find it hard to pass up a great picture that can lead to an encouraging blog:))
Today’s lesson references how as Christians, we are to share the Good News of what Christ has done for us.
I believe as Christians, we have a fine line to balance along the way. We never want to come across as a fanatic, (a person filled with excessive and single-minded zeal, especially for an extreme religious or political cause.) For all of you that know me, I’m passionate about learning and helping others to grow in their knowledge of Christ. And since retiring, I have more time, but I’ve not gone “over the top” so that you know:))

Paul is a great example of being a witness for Christ.

ROMANS 1:5-6
5 By whom we have received grace and apostleship, for obedience to the faith among all nations, for his name:
6 Among whom are ye also the called of Jesus Christ.

Christians have both privilege and a great responsibility. Paul and the apostles received forgiveness (“Grace“) as an undeserved privilege. But they also received the responsibility to share the message of God’s forgiveness with others (“obedience to the faith among nations)). God also graciously forgives our sins when we believe in Him as Lord. In doing this, we are committing ourselves to begin a new life. Paul’s new life also involved a God-given responsibility-to witness of God’s Good News to the world as a missionary. God may or may not call you to be an overseas missionary, but He does call you (and all believers) to witness and be an example of the changed life Jesus Christ has begun in you.

FRUITFUL OBSERVATION: We all have a great responsibility to live a Christ centered life and be the example that He has called each one of us to be for Him.
Let’s not STOP AHEAD of the time that He has for us, Because we may find ourselves standing alone and RUSTY!IMG_6843




We ALL have the same OWNER AND MASTER:)

Hello and HAPPY FRIDAY!!! 🙂

When I came across this scene, I had to take a picture to share with you all. Zoom in to see all of the different types of animals that are in this pen together.
Do you know that we are all equal in Christ? We look different; our personalities are not the same, but we are all equal in Christ.

26 For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus.
27 For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ.
28 There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus.
29 And if ye be Christ’s, then are ye Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise.

Jewish males greeted each new day by praying, “Lord, I thank you that I am not a Gentile, a slave or a woman,” The role of women was enhanced by Christianity. Faith in Christ transcends these differences and makes all believers one in Christ.
It’s our natural inclination to feel uncomfortable around those who are different from us and to gravitate toward those who resemble us. But when we allow our differences to separate us from our fellow believers, we are disregarding clear biblical teaching.

Make a point of seeking out and appreciating people who are not just like you and your friends. You may find that you both have a lot in common.
The original covenant with Abraham was intended for the whole world, not just his descendants (Genesis 12:3). All believers partake of this covenant and are blessed as children or Abraham.

Please share where God revealed His Rainbow to you?


Please reveal where God showed you His Rainbow…You never know who’s looking for His PROMISE

Ok, IF your willing, please share your first or many experiences or places that you saw your first rainbow once you understood the Promise. You can also share what thoughts occur when you see a Rainbow:)

This will allow others to see exactly how our God shows up!

My first experience came on a day when visiting the funeral home. It was the first client that I had lost to cancer. As a co-worker and I waited to go inside, We both saw the Rainbow shining through the sun roof of my car, and we knew that God was brightly shining to let us know that He was with us through such a sad time. My client was a Christian, so all was good for her. As Paul says in Philippians 1:21: For to live is Christ, and to die is gain.

A Rainbow usually makes me smile, knowing that God is always with us…

Perhaps, you didn’t know the Promise of the Rainbow, but by reading the most recent blog you will know. Which is a great reference to why I’m blogging in the first place. To help others grow in their knowledge and be encouraged:)


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