Saturday, July 27, 2013

Church Gardening Tools (Parable Song), by DianaDee Osborne

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A simple inspiration: Wondering why we church people think Jesus would tell us to bear lots of fruit without giving us the tools and power He as God KNOWS we need?  From there I started pondering a parable of what it would be like if we-- as God's children -- were ordered by him to "go tell the world" (end of Matthew) and to help the hungry-sick-poor "or else" (Jesus's warning in Matthew 25) .... 
but we didn't have the power and resources to do so.  
And what if our Heavenly Dad didn't GIVE us any help or encouragement............

When you really think about it, you become indignant that people blame God for acting like the parent in the first part of this song.... ordering weak children to work hard, without any help or encouragement.  I built that into a simple music melody.... reflecting children's songs.
Song excerpt Public Domain “God of Grace and God of Glory” by Harry Emerson Fosdick and John Hughes    CCLI #43107

Dedicated to our Help---ing Lord, 26 March 2011

“Go and plant a garden,”   I told my little weak child.   “Next
summer I want lots of tomatoes, cucumbers, carrots, lettuce,
bright green peppers, and you KNOW how much I love chives!   It's
warm now, so go plant ....... my garden.”
I gave my child NO garden tools, I gave my child No seeds.  She
tried real hard to please me, but all she grew was weeds.  Then I
yelled real loud, “You STUPID Child, you did NOT obey me, so
now you're not allowed in my house.”
I PRAY you know this is a parable song.  But isn't this just like we act?   We
know Jesus said in John 14 and 15 to go and bear much fruit to show
we're His disciples, but we make excuse we're too weak for Him to use,
though He promised help.

    God of Grace, and God of Glory,  

    on Thy people, pour Thy power.
    We, Your people need Your Spirit!  

                  On Your Church,  Lord,    pour Your Power!

Even in churches, how much do we pray to ask  Holy Spirit to help?  We do
NOT respect God when we don't pray to ask Master Gardener for tools to serve Him.
How can we grow great fruit without Him?  John Chapter 14 says
churches that want fruit must ask God's help!        CHORUS

If you pray, if you ask anything,                                        

Jesus said He SHALL send you tools.  His
Holy Spirit gives the resources you need so
 you can obey Him and bear fruit, John 15: 6.
Don't be too PROUD to pray to God.  
Ask the Master Gardener for                                        
tools to grow fruit for Him.             
               >> CHORUS

JESUS:      “You did not choose Me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and
        bear fruit and that your fruit shall remain….”                       --John 15:    6a  NKJV (all)
        ”...that whatever you ask the Father in My name, he may give you....”        --John 15: 16b
“Most assuredly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do he will do also; and greater works than these he will do, because I go to My Father.  AND WHATEVER you ask in My name, that I will do THAT THE FATHER may be glorified in the Son. If you ask anything in My name, I will do it, IF you keep My commandments. And I will pray the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may abide with you forever.”  -- 14: 12-16
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