Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Chosen

John 15: 16 KJV
Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you.




The last couple of days has found me hitting the warm salt water trying to get rid of this insane tickle I have in my throat. It's so annoying especially early in the mornings.

I wanted to show you one of my treasures today so it being another salt shaker is very appropriate. This pair belonged to my mother and she passed it on to me. Yes, you are right, it's tupperware from the Jetson era. :) I love them and use them everyday.

Today's word from God has special meaning to me as I think on what fruit He is talking about. We know that the fruit of the spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness and temperance. It makes good sense to me that God has chosen us to produce these fruits and by doing so others will see Him in us and want to follow Him as well. Others have said that the fruit He talks about is salvation, or bringing people to salvation, but I believe that salvation is God's job and we are just His instruments. Anyway, this verse gives all of us a lot to think about today and is a treasure too.

5 comments:

Just Joni said...

words of comfort once again...I love how when I read them, they rest in my heart and make me feel so special...

I hope your day is fruitful~
I do miss your little voice here in these past few days, I hope all is well...

hugs to you my friend,
Joni

Nonnie said...

love your treasure, phyllis....both in picture and in words.....
i so remember little s/p shakers like that....just not the holder.

so much to work on in my life, i know....being fruitful in these qualities....
hope your day is beautiful,
kimberly

pfranklin said...

Thanks Joni... all is well, just a bit stuffy and zoned out with meds.

pfranklin said...

Ha... Kimberly... we were posting at the same time.

Good morning to you and have a beautiful day too!

Just Joni said...

Hope you are feeling better!
Joni

p.s. love the added pictures. I remember those tupperware salt/pepper shakers too, but not the holder.

Word of the day.

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