Last spring when I planted my tomatoes I planted the kind of plants that will grow big tomatoes -- like Big Boys and Mortgage lifters.
This past week a few of my tomatoes have ripened. They taste great (yeah), but there' a problem . . . they in no way could be called large. Here's a picture of three of them I picked this morning:
(Two of the tomatoes probably should have stayed on the vine a bit longer but I am so anxious to pick tomatoes!)
It got me thinking -- is this what happens when we don't get adequate spiritual water? Is the spiritual fruit in our lives stunted?
Jesus invites us to "Come to Me and Drink" in John 7:37.
He tells the woman at the well that "the water that I shall give him (whoever asks for it) shall become to him a well of water springing up to eternal life." John 4:14
David tells us that "with (God) is the fountain of life" in Psalm 36:9
And Jeremiah tells us that God is the fountain of liviing waters in 2:13.
I may be wrong but I am thinking that when we neglect our relationship with Christ the fruit in our lives will show this neglect and our effectiveness for Christ lessens.