In the previous devotional series ‘Planted’, we understood that the vine dresser, who is the Lord, has made all things available to us which pertains to life and godliness. We looked at Isaiah 5:1-2 and one of the things that struck me is that the vine dresser placed a winepress in the vineyard, which says to us that the grapes are processed as soon as they have been harvested.
In this new series we will explore the wine making process; the fruit of our lives and how we being in Christ, who is the first fruit from the dead (1Corinthians 15:20-23 ) are to be poured out, for His glory. We will also look at the properties of wine and how all of this translates to our lives.
Let’s get it!
Allow me to reintroduce the truth that God wants us to impact the world, He wants us to leave a legacy. He desires for us to produce things that will stand the test of time and translate into something profitable.
Wine is one of the most widely used substances in the Earth. In every culture, in every nation you will find varying types of fine. As a matter of fact, we all recall that the first miracle of Jesus which was recorded is the turning of water into wine. Here are a few things that immediately come to mind when I think of wine. Perhaps you can add to this list as well:
- Wine is profitable
- Wine brings joy and gladness
- Good wine speaks to the care given to it by the vine dresser
- Good wine speaks to fertile soil
- Good wine comes from good fruit
- The more it ages, the more valuable it becomes
God wants the glory of having produced something that is of exquisite quality and valuable. That men will see our fruit, they will partake of it and will know that we came from Him. They will glorify God and our fruit will bring life, joy, and prosperity to a dying world.
I invite you to continue on this journey with me as we delve into this series. I am certain that the Lord will speak to you. Blessings!
Father, in Jesus’ name I thank You for allowing me to see myself through this exquisite substance, wine, knowing that You called me to produce sweet fruit, good fruit. You have always used things in the natural to give me spiritual insight. I open my mind and my heart as You give me a deeper understanding of who I am and the value that You have placed on me. AMEN!
By Joanna Lloyd