"Tomatoes" - Painted Day 19 of reviveOHIO, Darke County
“I am the true vine, and my Father is the gardener. He cuts off every branch in me that bears no fruit, while every branch that does bear fruit he prunes so that it will be even more fruitful.”
“Remain in me, as I also remain in you. No branch can bear fruit by itself; it must remain in the vine. Neither can you bear fruit unless you remain in me.” (John 15:1-2. 4)
All day as I prayed for a vision to paint, the Lord told me to pay attention to people in prayers, in testimonies and in conversations. I think I heard the word “fruit” about 15 times. It was the word highlighted to me each time it was spoken out loud. So I knew I was to express an image of “fruit.” Part of my process is to then pray about what fruit that looks like… and an image of tomatoes popped in my head. I actually questioned it because I thought tomatoes were a vegetable! So I looked it up and sure enough, it’s a fruit. I then heard the Lord say that sometimes the fruit isn’t always what you expect. Wow, isn’t that so true. We often times have our own ideas of what “fruit” should look like in revival, in how God moves, in others lives, etc. But that’s not how God always works, He can do the most unexpected things that grow abundant fruit. As long as we remain in Him, walk with Him in intimacy, the fruit will surely grow. We may end up with tomatoes instead of the obvious apples or oranges. But, in the eyes of the true gardener, they are all amazing fruit. Abide in Him and you will produce much fruit, even if it’s not what you or others expect to grow. There is purpose for every type of fruit in the Kingdom.
Originally painted in acrylic on canvas.
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