1 Blessed is the man Who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly, Nor stands in the path of sinners, Nor sits in the seat of the scornful; 2 But his delight is in the law of the Lord, And in His law he meditates day and night. 3 He shall be like a tree Planted by the rivers of water, That brings forth its fruit in its season, Whose leaf also shall not wither; And whatever he does shall prosper.” Psalm 1:1-3
My grapefruit trees are flourishing. They are lush and covered with fruit. So heavy from the weight of the grapefruits they carry that their limbs bow as if Kings are passing by. The trees are bringing forth fruit in their due season. It is their season. Summer is not their season, spring is not their season, and fall is not their season. They are winter fruits and are preparing to yield an amazing crop to sustain a lot of people, in their season.
I wanted to take a minute to share my thoughts this morning as I looked upon these trees full of big, luscious, green fruit. Here is this tree, full of fruit, yet no one can eat of it yet because it is not ripe and would be sour. Though we see the evidence of fruit, and know that it will be ready in a few months, it is not its season right now, so its fruit is not consumable. It is not ripe.
Could this be you? You know your harvest is inevitable, you feel momentum, your tree is full of good fruit and you are flourishing, heavy, anticipating, uncomfortable, all bowed down and about to burst… but not consumable quite yet… The process of ripening is intricate when it comes to the maturation of citrus fruits, and I would suspect us too.
9 “And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart.” Gal. 6:9
Weariness is an inevitable challenge before any harvest. This weight will be relieved soon, but now you must hang in there friend and let this process finish.
In whatever place this finds you today, He longs for you to have complete confidence in His love for you and His faithfulness. If you are either bare or full, you can rest in this place because you know that you are planted by the rivers of water that bring life. Jesus is life. You will not wither, you will not fail. He might be growing you, pruning you, developing or maturing your fruit, whatever the process, your harvest will come. Rest, trust and stay planted. And just like my grapefruit trees do, shine, nourish, drink in the plentiful rain, bow to your King, and enjoy where you are because your season will come.
“3 For the vision is yet for an appointed time; But at the end it will speak, and it will not lie. Though it tarries, wait for it; Because it will surely come, It will not tarry.” Hab 2:3
He is the well my friends, let us drink together!