Firewood is for the Fireplace

My daughter is a relentless crusader preaching the gospel of health and longevity through the consumption of organic fruits and veggies.  She’s relentless and is beginning to wear me down!  Although I don’t always purchase organic foods, I do appreciate their value.

Organic crops are raised naturally, without synthetic inputs such as pesticides and genetic modification.  The DNA of organic crops has not been tampered with so that pesticides are tolerated.  This is a controversial subject with many differing opinions and I don’t understand it all, but I do know this to be true:

Organic or not, if the tree or vine or plant does not bear fruit, it will eventually be chopped down and destroyed.

John the Baptist reminded his listeners of this fact in Matthew 3:10…

“The ax is already at the root of the trees, and every tree that does not produce good fruit will be cut down and thrown into the fire.”fire

As Christians, God has not called us to be firewood!  He desires for our lives to be filled with His fruit – “organically” cultivated without the synthetic inputs of this world.  When the Fruit of the Spirit (Galatians 5:22-23) flourishes in our lives, so will our relationship with God and with our loved ones.

I love the way Paul puts it in Philippians 1:9,11 NLT…

“I pray that your love will overflow more and more, and that you will keep on growing in knowledge and understanding…  May you always be filled with the fruit of your salvation—the righteous character produced in your life by Jesus Christ — for this will bring much glory and praise to God.”…  And much peace and happiness to your home!

Dodging the ax,






2 thoughts on “Firewood is for the Fireplace

  1. Really do enjoy your writings – quite similar to reading “Sonja gets the last word …” Miss those writings that came every week from both of you.


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