I love trees.
Perhaps, because there are no trees in my yard, I am always looking at trees and admiring their foliage. I love flowering trees as well as tree that have brightly colored fall leaves dressing up their branches. I also love fluffy fir trees that keep green all year long
There is nothing quite like a tree. And only God can make them.
But there is another kind of tree, a family tree. It takes a lot of people to make a family tree. Sometimes, some of the relatives brought into branch into a tree with our ancestors are kind of surprising. Maybe we would have chosen them, maybe not. But each relative adds something to the mix.
We have very little control on WHO becomes part of our family tree, but we have a lot of control on the characteristics we pass down to those on our branches.
Does everyone on your family tree react with honor? Is integrity woven into the very being of your tree? Is your family known for being generous and helping others? Does trustworthiness define your family?
It all starts with you. If your tree has not been producing good fruit, get with the Master Gardener and ask Him to prune away all that dead stuff and feed you with the spiritual nutrients that will produce godly fruit.
Be patient, It takes time to grow a tree, and even longer to grow a fruitful tree.
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