Real estate in my mind

Strong branches house large cormorant bird nests, the healing bark of the eucalyptus tree is used for essential oils and the root system keeps it secure

I had an honest question this morning…”Do you think about God more now, since we are older (and wiser)?”

My sage conversation partner replied thoughtfully and I was stunned to realize how much time is spent thinking about, praising and sharing our problems with….the LORD.

If it represents how ready we are for His return, then that’s a good thing (see the passage below). However, I suddenly thought…we are like a weathered old Eucalyptus tree. The young saplings would not have the capacity to take on the storms of life, if they were not surrounded by the others.

So although the real estate in our mind remains about the same regarding how much time is taken up by our great God (passionate for Him), we should now have more of an impact. This may be the difference of how we think of others. Certainly our influence has spread to children, grandchildren, parents and even those who fellowship with us from different parts of the world.

As an old tree, it may not be as flexible or able to change its shape but the tap root has gone deep and the lateral roots have intertwined with the other trees for more stability. We can be part of the root system surrounding the young grove of new believers. #Jesus-revolution #ChuckSmith

Being ready involves a sold-out mindset but also requires taking action steps toward preparing for our Lord’s coming. I want to always be ready and encourage others to receive Him.- Teresa #whetheryoungoroldkeepyourmindonHim #revival

Luke 12:35-59English Standard Version

You Must Be Ready

35 Stay dressed for action[a] and keep your lamps, 36 and be like men who are waiting for their master to come home from the wedding feast, so that they may open the door to him at once when he comes and knocks. 37 Blessed are those servants[b] whom the master finds awake when he comes. Truly, I say to you, he will dress himself for service and have them recline at table, and he will come and serve them. 38 If he comes in the second watch, or in the third, and finds them awake, blessed are those servants! 39 But know this, that if the master of the house had known at what hour the thief was coming, he[c] would not have left his house to be broken into. 40 You also must be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect.”

41 Peter said, “Lord, are you telling this parable for us or for all?” 42 And the Lord said, “Who then is the faithful and wise manager, whom his master will set over his household, to give them their portion of food at the proper time? 43 Blessed is that servant[d] whom his master will find so doing when he comes. 44 Truly, I say to you, he will set him over all his possessions. 45 But if that servant says to himself, ‘My master is delayed in coming,’ and begins to beat the male and female servants, and to eat and drink and get drunk, 46 the master of that servant will come on a day when he does not expect him and at an hour he does not know, and will cut him in pieces and put him with the unfaithful. 47 And that servant who knew his master’s will but did not get ready or act according to his will, will receive a severe beating. 48 But the one who did not know, and did what deserved a beating, will receive a light beating. Everyone to whom much was given, of him much will be required, and from him to whom they entrusted much, they will demand the more.

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