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Do what is in front of you

So he said to the man who took care of the vineyard, ‘For three years now I’ve been coming to look for fruit on this fig tree and haven’t found any. Cut it down! Why should it use up the soil?’ (Luke 13v7 NIV)

Three years is a long time. 

Plenty of time. 

For whatever reason no fruit appeared. 

The owner wanted it to bear fruit and gave it a chance. 

However, enough was enough. 

It was using resources that could be better used. 

It wasn’t an ornament. 

What He wanted wasn’t unreasonable. 

It only had one job. 

Who or what is the fig tree?

Who is the man taking care of the vineyard? 

Who is the owner? 

Ask Jesus what this parable might mean for you.

It is more than a story.

It has a spiritual dimension.

2018-09-09T07:25:32+00:00Sunday, September 9th, 2018|Heaven's Culture|

Fruit that will last

Then he told this parable: “A man had a fig tree growing in his vineyard, and he went to look for fruit on it but did not find any. (Luke 13v6 NIV)

You are designed to bear fruit. 

That is what He is expecting.

That is what He is hoping to see. 

You have been planted in His vineyard. 

He expects to see you bear fruit. 

Abundant fruit. 

Notice that it is a fig tree in a vineyard. 

The owner wanted the fruit off it. 

The vineyard was a commercial enterprise to make wine. 

It was meant to be profitable. 

There was no room for ornaments nor sentiment. 

It either produced fruit or it didn’t. 

When He looks at you can He see fruit?

The fruit He intended to get from you?

He knows what kind of fruit you are to produce.

2018-09-08T06:33:05+00:00Saturday, September 8th, 2018|Heaven's Culture|

He has invested Himself in you

But the one who does not know and does things deserving punishment will be beaten with few blows. From everyone who has been given much, much will be demanded; and from the one who has been entrusted with much, much more will be asked. (Luke 12v48 NIV)

Where there is ignorance there is some grace. 

You should take the time to find out what He wants. 

He is your God and the church is His. 

The church does not exist for your benefit, 

You are there to serve Him. 

To love others and make them look good. 

Be always helping them to achieve their best.

Seeing others as He sees them. 

Honour the least to the greatest. 

This is why you should never compare yourself with anyone else. 

God will ask of you according to what you have been given. 

Both now and later. 

Use everything you have to bless God. 

In so doing you will bless others more than you could ever imagine.

He wants to bless others through you. 

Only you can limit God. 

10% of your money is a good guide. 

But I suspect He wants 100% of your heart.

Jesus is very clear about following Him. 

What it will cost. 

Ask for His grace, you are going to need it. 

It is a privilege. 

It is also a responsibility. 

If God has given you an exceptional gift. 

If it is used for your own benefit. 

You have earned your own reward. 

If you serve Him then He will be your reward. 

We are all answerable to Him at the end of the day. 

Whatever He has given you. 

Use it for His glory. 

2018-09-07T13:08:34+00:00Friday, September 7th, 2018|Heaven's Culture|

From the heart

“The servant who knows the master’s will and does not get ready or does not do what the master wants will be beaten with many blows. (Luke 12v47 NIV)

What are those blows?

It doesn’t sound good whatever they are. 

Is Jesus saying that God will punish those who know what they should do and don’t do it? 

Seems harsh and yet justified. 

It may challenge your fundamental thinking about God being nice all the time. 

But is He as nice as we try to make Him be?

If you are harsh with people. 

Indifferent to their needs then you may well receive the measure you give. 

Even your words spoken in secret. 

Putting people down. 

Criticising. 

Labelling them. 

You may do this without being aware of it. 

You may not realise what you are doing. 

It doesn’t make it right just because you think it is true. 

Here Jesus is talking about someone who knows but is deliberately choosing not to do what is right. 

This is not ignorance. 

At the same time you have no excuses. 

Make it your aim to always do what He expects of you. 

If you ask for revelation He will give it. 

What you do with it is up to you and the responsibility is also yours. 

If your motives are driven by self-interest.  

If you are self-absorbed and your actions reflect this. 

Instead of deep love for people you will only look after yourself. 

Then your hearts is exposed. 

No matter how much you try to justify it. 

It may seem right to you.  

You can become all too familiar with a God you hardly know. 

He cannot be put in a box. 

He is still a loving Heavenly Father. 

Just don’t treat Him and others with contempt. 

As He forgives you time and time again.

Forgive others from the heart. 

2018-09-06T08:39:40+00:00Thursday, September 6th, 2018|Heaven's Culture|

You only get one

The master of that servant will come on a day when he does not expect him and at an hour he is not aware of. He will cut him to pieces and assign him a place with the unbelievers. (Luke 12v46 NIV)

Don’t treat what He has given you with contempt. 

Receive prophecies with the gravity they deserve. 

Treat His body, the church with deepest respect. 

Not as a plaything for you. 

But serve those who are part of the body for their benefit. 

Even if it is inconvenient. 

Protect the work of the Holy Spirit in all that you do. 

Do not grieve Him. 

Do not resist Him. 

This is His church. 

You are part of His body. 

It is not there just for your benefit.

You are answerable to Him for how you manage yourself. 

Your own body is a gift from Him. 

Treat it well. 

You only get one.

2018-09-05T06:36:27+00:00Wednesday, September 5th, 2018|Heaven's Culture|

If you are still waiting

But suppose the servant says to himself, ‘My master is taking a long time in coming,’ and he then begins to beat the other servants, both men and women, and to eat and drink and get drunk. (Luke 12v45 NIV)

This isn’t you.

This isn’t what you are like.

You would never do such a thing. 

Yet do you criticise others? 

Describe them in a negative way?

Have a poor opinion of them. 

Do you treat people well at work?

At home?

Or your neighbours?

He sees what you do.

He hears what you says.

He knows what you are thinking. 

If God is not real to you then it doesn’t matter. 

If what you say and do doesn’t matter then God is not real to you. 

People can annoy, irritate, hurt and do silly things.

It is not enough to ignore them.

Be a blessing and bless them. 

We have all made mistakes.

Don’t think He doesn’t care. 

He thinks highly of you. 

He wants you to think highly of them.

They are His creation. 

He loves them even if they don’t know it. 

Show them His love. 

If you are still waiting He is not asleep.

If you are still waiting He is not ignoring you.

If you are still waiting He is not late or is lost somewhere. 

He cares. 

He knows. 

And He loves you deeply. 

Look for ways to demonstrate His love. 

Look for the one person that stands out to you. 

Probably the one that deserves it the least.

Do this for one person and make Him very happy.

2018-09-04T06:05:27+00:00Tuesday, September 4th, 2018|Heaven's Culture|

He sees it all

Truly I tell you, he will put him in charge of all his possessions. (Luke 12v44 NIV)

These are Jesus’ words not mine.

He wants to know who He can trust with true riches. 

He is your reward. 

It is more than you deserve. 

More than you could ever dream of.

Greater than you could imagine. 

He will trust you with true riches. 

He is looking for those He can trust. 

If He can trust you with the small things then He can trust you with the big things. 

Make every effort to be faithful in the small things. 

He sees it all. 

He knows what you are really like.

2018-09-03T18:04:40+00:00Monday, September 3rd, 2018|Heaven's Culture|

He has given you a realm of responsibility.

The Lord answered, “Who then is the faithful and wise manager, whom the master puts in charge of his servants to give them their food allowance at the proper time? (Luke 12v42 NIV)

You have been given a degree of responsibilities. 

This is not just for your benefit. 

It is for the wider body. 

Be faithful with the job in hand. 

Not doing what you please. 

Nor to please yourself. 

Use your wisdom to benefit others. 

Use your gifts wisely. 

Do what is in front of you to the best of your ability. 

Don’t be intimidated by others. 

Whatever their attitude towards you. 

Don’t be put off by what they may say. 

You are not to manipulate people. 

Take seriously what He has already given you. 

He expects you to honour that. 

Anything that hinders you go to Him. 

Your job is to do His bidding.

To love like He does.

2018-09-01T16:09:53+00:00Saturday, September 1st, 2018|Heaven's Culture|

Don’t be too busy

You also must be ready, because the Son of Man will come at an hour when you do not expect him.”(Luke 12v40 NIV)

This is true. 

You will not expect Him. 

This is so that you do not waste time waiting until the last possible moment. 

Make Him the main thing. 

Make Him the focus of your being. 

Make Him your purpose in life. 

This is not about being busy with church stuff. 

Your ambition is not to complete a rota. 

Your aim is not to attend meetings. 

Unless you put Him first. 

Unless you put His kingdom first. 

Life will have little meaning or purpose. 

Being busy for the sake of it is pointless. 

Being busy is for your benefit. 

There is a difference between being busy and being ready. 

They fulfil two very different purposes. 

One is for His glory. 

The other is to meet your own need.

2018-08-29T14:37:05+00:00Wednesday, August 29th, 2018|Heaven's Culture|

Pray without ceasing

But understand this: If the owner of the house had known at what hour the thief was coming, he would not have let his house be broken into. (Luke 12v39 NIV)

This is a shift from being ready for Him. 

To being on your guard against the circumstances of life. 

You still have to be aware of where doubt and unbelief creeps in. 

It is your responsibility to be ready. 

Don’t allow lethargy and apathy get a grip. 

Allowing circumstances to escalate out of control. 

Your circumstances will rob, kill and destroy you if they can. 

But if you are aware of this. 

You will never have an excuse. 

There is no warning of what is to come. 

It is your responsibility to be alert, to be awake. 

Your focus is on the Good Shepherd not the thief. 

Be ready for Him and nothing will take you by surprise. 

Be ready to give thanks. 

Worship all day. 

Pray without ceasing. 

Give thanks continually. 

Turn every problem into a blessing.

2018-08-28T15:04:09+00:00Tuesday, August 28th, 2018|Heaven's Culture|