Monday, January 30, 2012

It's time to go shopping...

The day before I go to the grocery store each week I take the old, (sometimes moldy) bad food out, to make room for the new, good food. I can't eat and grow from the old food, it would make me sick. But my problem is, I don't know how to make all this good food that I need on my own. I have to go shopping!

What if you found out that there is someone who can (and wants to) replace your bad with His good, would you jump at the chance, or would you sit around in your comfortable complacency and choose not to clean out your fridge?

What if I told you that He is offering to replace your worry with His peace? What if I shared with you that He is inviting you to experience gratitude (thankfulness) instead of your complaints? What if I told you that you can experience joy instead of discouragement? I know, that His store has the freshest fruit available because I've tasted it!

"Taste and see that the LORD is good; blessed is the one who takes refuge in him."Psalm 34:8 NIV

I want to encourage you today that there is someone, a very big someone, who wants to bring you shopping (at His store)! He paid the highest price so you could get His food for free! If you invite God in to clean out your fridge, He won't leave you empty....

"But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against these things!" Galatians 5:22-23 NLT

TODAY is a new day, now is your chance, accept His gift to wash you, to prepare you, and to fill you up with good "food"!

"This will bring health to your body and nourishment to your bones". Proverbs 3:8 NIV


  1. I guess that is why they call it Produce at the store! So glad that God fills our empty voids! We are to produce fruit. Love this post!

  2. Praise God, for good produce girl... thanks!

  3. Thank you Holy Spirit for all you are for me!. Your fruits of righteousness being shared with me? Wow!! You're not ashamed of me? To be seen with me? My wounds and bruises don't turn you away from you? Continue bringing your nourishment to my mind, soul, body and life! Instead of a Cortland, I think I'll bite into an apple of 'gentleness' today.....It's soooo sweet when my taste-buds are hankering for it!

    1. 'Tis so sweet to trust in Jesus... to provide the fruit I need, when I need it. Love you Joanne!

  4. He is definitely the sweet, satisfying food my soul longs for!

  5. YES, Shannon! He is my favorite food...

  6. Great analogy, Amy! Now, Lord, may we long to be nourished with what you have available rather than clinging to the moldy products of our human-ness. Make us super-organic, spirit-filled, fully alive in You!

  7. Amy, this is great! I appreciate you expanding on the "fruit" metaphor. Thank you for your ministry. :) Love, Hester ;)

  8. I think we're blooming into a mutual respect for one another Hester! Love you too sister in Christ!