I’m re-posting this blog from February 2012 because I like it. lol! I wrote this short poem after prayer. I was deep in prayer that day, and came away thinking about fruits of the spirit. What hit me that February Friday night was that I am on a vine, and it is a healthy vine, I see, and the vine is succulent, filled with life-sustaining water.
On the Vine
Tonight, I’m thinking about life on the vine.
I’m on the vine, a vibrant branch, these days.
I feel the vital fluids stream through the branches,
Love flowing rich and refreshing me.
I do feel fruitful, I do feel strong,
Living in love, living in Jesus’ love.
And I am filled with joy.
And my love is completed in joy.
I open myself to the presence of Jesus, and
I am fruitful these days.
It once was hard to open myself up, and to
Invite Jesus into me. Scary?
No. I’m on a fruitful vine here.
The peace is alive, and it passes through us;
The pruning was by a kind farmer, we see.
Oh, how great a vine we share tonight.
(C) Thomas Bolton February 25, 2012
- “a Lamp to my feet. a Light for my path.” – 1 Thessalonians 5:5 (alamptomyfeet.org)
- “I AM” Chapter 6 – Day 2: I AM…A Branch (girlfriendscoffeehour.com)
- Fruit of the Holy Spirit (wordofgod365.com)