BE THOU MY VISION, GODLY WORDS OF WISDOM, THE PARABLE
SELECT FROM LIST BELOW A POEM, PRAYER, OR A TESTIMONY TO READ BY CLICKING ON THE TAB BELOWCROSS OF THORNS, JESUS BLOOD SAVESTHE LAST SUPPER, HOLY COMMUNION, BREAD AND WINE LENTEN - BODY AND BLOOD OF JESUSTHE WAY OF THE CROSS, PONTIUS PILATE AND CROWN OF THORNSCONTACT PAGEJESUS DIED ON EASTER CROSSCROWN OF THORNSGOOD FRIDAY FREE POEMEASTER JOY FREE POEMHOLY WEEK BEAUTIFUL PAINTINGSPENTECOST HOLY SPIRIT IN MEWHAT IS THIS CROSS I BEAR? BE HUMBLEPICTURES OF JESUS' AGONY IN THE GARDEN AND JUDAS KISS OF BETRAYALEASTER DAY INSPIRATIONAL POETRY, INSPIRATIONAL WORDSCHRIST ROSE FROM DEATHEASTER PICTURES - RESURRECTION OF JESUS, EASTER SUNDAYCHRISTIAN HOPECAN I HOPE IN JESUSPRECIOUS JESUS TAKE MY HANDCHRISTIAN JOYJOY AND HOPE POEMSMental anguish, worry, shame, Why me God, mental depression, depressedPOEM - LITTLE BABY JESUSBETHLEHEM, BIRTH HOME OF JESUS POEMINDEX OF CHRISTMAS WEB PAGESLETTER TO JESUSSO BEAUTIFUL OLD PAINTING AND POEM ABOUT JESUS BIRTHPOEM JESUS THE LAMB - CHRISTMAS PICTURESPOEM BIRTH OF JESUS NAVITITY SCENESEND A LOVE LETTER TO GODWISEMEN THE STAR OF CHRISTMAS - WISEMEN THE STAR OF BETHLEHEM, GIFTS OF WISEMEN AT JESUS BIRTHMEDIEVAL BEAUTIFUL PICTURE OF THE BIRTH OF JESUSHARK THE HERALD ANGELSFLIGHT TO EQYPT OF THE HOLY FAMILYHARVEST TIME ON THANKSGIVING DAY - FOR A GREAT HARVEST - BLESS FOODTHANKSGIVING DAY PRAYER, THANKS GOD FOR YIOUR BLESSINGSFREE - NO COST - SO CLICK ON A TAB BELOW AND OBTAIN HELPFORGIVE ME FOR I HAVE SINOVERWHELMED,WITH LIFE,I AM LOSING, MY FAITHBAD THOUGHTS GO AWAYPRAYER FOR A SICK CHILD, PLEASE GOD HEAL MY SICK BABYGLORIES OF HEAVENSICK FRIEND IN NEED OF HEALING PRAYER - HAVE MERCY LORD HEAL MY FRIENDWHEN THINGS GO WRONGFORGIVE ME LORD, HEAL ME,CLOSER WALK WITH JESUSWORDS OF INSPIRATIONGIFTS OF HOLY SPIRITPOEMS ON HEAVENHOPE IN FAITH, WALK IN FAITHSHOULD I SHOP ON SUNDAYADULT BEDTIME PRAYERAFTER MY DIVORCE ADVISEBE HUMBLE, BE BOLDI LACK SELF-ESTEEMVISION OF A FULL CUPCOME HOLY SPIRIT POEMSGOD'S STRONG ARM MIRACLEMORNING PRAYERGOD TOUCH MEWORK FOR GOD - MINISTRYSPIRITUAL DISCERNMENTCOME JESUS MY SONSHINE TAKE MY HEART POEMTERMINALLY ILL DEATH PRAYER FOR THE MERCY OF GODSUPPORT FAMILY MEMBERS IN NEED, GOD SAYS DO ITMOTHER, I MISS YOUIN THE HANDS OF JESUSVOICE OF GOD, POEMSPEACE OF MINDMIRACLES & TESTIMONIESWORDS OF ENCOUAGEMENTSURRENDER TO JESUSBIBICAL PROMISES OF GODGODLY WORDS OF WISDOMWHY MUST I SUFFER?ANGRY WITH GOD?fLUKEWARM BELIEVERS?SPIRITUAL NOURISHMENTWELCOME, GOD OF POWER - A CALL FROM GOD TO SERVE!HUMOROUS POEMSWHY AM I LIVING?HOLY LIFE, I SEEK TO LIVEHEALING PRAYERBE A GOOD SAMARITANIS SATAN ALIVE & REAL?GOD'S GIFT OF ASSURANCEFINDING THE RIGHT WORKENCOURAGING QUOTESWHEN GOD SAYS NOSEEK GOD, GOD IS SPIRITRELIGIOUS QUOTESWILL I GO TO HEAVEN?HOLY SPIRT COME VISIT MELIVE HOLY LIFE POEMGOD HAVE YOUR OWN WAY, LORD JESUSGOD IS AWESOMEFORGIVE ME LORD!INPOWER MY OUTREACHTRUST AND OBEYWANT TO SERVE GODCAN I TRUST GOD?GOD IS SPIRITPICTURES OF JESUS WITH HIS MOTHER - MADONNA WITH CHILD FREE PICTURESMUST I SUFFER? LEG AMPUTATED- GOD WHY I SUFFERING?I NEED INNER STILLNESSJOY AND HAPPINESS FILL ME, GOD SHOWER YOUR JOY BLESSINGS ON ME, COME SWEET JESUSPAGE YET TO BE WRITTENAROUND THE THANKSGIVING TABLE THANKSGIVING DAY PRAISE GOD FOR HIS BLESSINGSFUNERAL PRAYER, GIFT OF LIFE, FRIEND DIED, CHRISTIAN POEM, SORROW,WHEN OLSTERS AND HANDICAPED ARE DEPENDENT ON OUR CHILDRENPRAYER BLANKET POEM, POWER OF PRAYER,HOW DO YOU USE YOUR CHRISTIAN ZEAL ENERGY FORCE? GOD GUIDE AS I NEED GODWEDDING POEM, FOR YOUR WEDDING DAY FOR BOND AND LOVEI'M, NOT PERFECT, SEEK RIGHTEOUSNESSDO YOU WANT INNER PEACE WITH YOU?A VISION OF POWER OF PRAYER - A SINNER'S PRAYERPRAYER FOR TERMINALLY ILL, COME JESUS STOP PAINORDAINED MINISTERS BE DEVOUT AND TRUE TO YOUR CALLINGMORTAL SIN - DEATH AND HELL - COME TO JESUS BE REDEEMED FROM HELLLORD HELP ME, PLEASE FORGIVE ME, DELIVER MEI NEED MORE OF GOD'S GRACE!SEEK GOD'S WISDOM, CHRISTIAN HOPE, GOD'S GUIDENESS,PRAISE GOD, HOLY SPIRIT TEACH ME TO PRAISE FATHER, SON, AND HOLY SPIRITSEEK INNER STILLNESS WITH GOD WHEN FACING ALL PROBLEMSBIBLE HOLDS THE KEY, READ OFTEN FOR STRENGTHIS THE HOLY SPIRIT INSIDE ME AS JESUS PROMISED? POEMPOEM HEALING PRAYER FOR MY WIFE WHO IS ILLPOEM HEALING PRAYER FOR MY HUSBAND WHO IS ILLPOEM HEALING FOR MY FATHER WHO IS ILLMOTHER IS ILL - POEM OF HEALING THE SICK - PRAYER FOR SICK MOTHER. GOD HEAL MOMWHEN YOU DIE WILL YOU GO TO HEAVEN OR HELL? FREE POEMSEEKING TO FIND GOD POEMSGOD SEARCH, POEM ABOUT GOD, HELP GOD, WAY OF GOD, FIND GODCHRISTIAN MINISTRY POEMSDO YOU HAVE THE LIGHT OF CHRIST WITHIN YOUPOEM TO A DECEASED FRIEND OR BROTHER. I MISS YOUI DON'T GO TO CHURCH REGULARY,. IS THAT OK WITH GOD ?INSPIRING STORY ABOUT COVETING GOD'S WONDERFUL GRACEJESUS COME HEAL ME, YES, PLEASE COME NOW POEMI'M ROWING FOR JESUS TO GOD'S PLAN FOR MEHONOR YOUR FATHER & MOTHER, CALL TODAYDO NOT MISS A MINISTRY CALLING OR LET IT GO UNHEEDEDLET ME BE A LIVING FIRE TO YOUR GLORY GODA CALL FROM GOD FOR NEW POETS AND WRITERSPRAY TO GOD, THE POWER OF GOD, WAYS TO PRAY, - PRAYER REQUEST,NEED A WORD OF KNOWLEDGE, HOLY SPIRIT GIFTSBEWARE CULTURE DECLARING GOD IS DEAD, GOD SEES AND GOD KNOWS YOUR SINSBE A GOOD SAMARITAN -HELP OTHERS IN NEEDHAS GOD GIVEN YOU PARTIAL OF FULL POWER IN YOUR MINISTRY?PEACE WITH GOD, COMFORT AND JOY, GOD OF PEACE, PEACE OF MIND, GOD AND PEACECAN CHRISTIAN BECOME SUCCESSFUL IN BUSINESS WORLD?FORGIVE ME FOR I HAVE SINNED, SWEET JESUSHOLY INSPIRATION FILL ME WITH WISDOMGOD HELP ME WITH LIFE PROBLEMS & SPIRITUAL WARFARE - PROTECT MESEEK FIND WORK FOR GOD IN CHRISTIAN MINISTRY OR MISSION FIELDIS GOD IN CONTROL OF EVENTS IN MY LIFE?DO YOU NEED GOD'S DIRECTION IN YOUR LIFE?GOD LEAD ME FROM TEMPTATION TO SIN - GOD FORGIVE MEGRANDPA'S ADVISE TO GRANDSON ON JESUS IS GOD IN SPIRIT WORLD OF GOOD AND EVILPRAYER TO GOD REVEAL THE GLORY OF GOD - GOD SAVES THE SINNERSHAVE PATIENCE - BE OBEDIENT TO GOD'S WILL- WAY OF GOD -ADVENT SEASON POEM OF HOPE THROUGH JESUS'S BIRTHDOCTOR SAID, TERMINAL LIFE IS ENDING - HEAVEN SENT ON WAY TO HEAVEN - HELP ME LORD JESUSCHRISTIAN GOD, YOU TOUCH ME PLEASE FOR GOD IS REAL AND ALIVEWHAT SHOULD I DO WITH MY LIFE,GET DIRECTION ON SEACHING FOR GOD'S WILLGODLY ANNOINTED CHURCH REVIVAL FOR LOST SOULS - USE US GOD JESUSSOUL LOST PRAYER TO GOD, AWAKE MY SOUL HELP LOST SOULS FIND GOD - GOD SAVE MEDON'T UNDERSTAND HUMAN BEINGS BUT GOD IS AWESOME - GOD AND CREATIONWALK IN LIGHT, THE REDEEMER, GUIDE ME REDEEMER CHRIST JESUSPEACE OF GOD - A MOTHERS LOVE - MOTHERS CARE AND ITS LEGACY IN A MOTHERS POEMANXIETY DEPRESSION - HELP ME LORD JESUSHAVE I LOST MY FIRST LOVE - MY LOVE FOR GODPRINCIPLES OF GOD FOR REVIVAL FOR YOUR LOCAL CHURCHGOD HELP ME I AM DEPRESSED - STORM OF LIFEYOU HURT ME - BACK AWAY FROM ANGUISH, WANT LOVE AT FOUNTAIN OF LOVE POEMGOD GIVE ME A LISTENING HEART OF CHRISTIAN LOVE, COMPASSION AND MERCY FOR OTHERSSOME TEACHERS ARE SICK IN MIND,TEACH OUR CHILDREN TO DENY GOD AS SPIRITMY SIN IS TOO BIG TO BE FORGIVEN, HAVE MERCY LOVE OF GOD, HEAL ME,DEATH BED, TERMINALLY ILL POEM - GO TO HEAVEN, COME JESUSSEARCH FOR WISDOMWORKER FOR GOD WALK THE MEEK AND HUMBLE ROADPARABLE ABOUT THE LIGHT OF JESUS IN YOUR LIFEHOW CAN I STOP MY HABITUAL SIN ? GIVE ME LIFEMAD AT GOD, GOD WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN FOR GOD I NEED YOUI WANT JESUS TO TOUCH MY LIFE SO I CAN WITNESSNEED DIRECTION IN USING THE TALENTS GOD HAS GIVEN MEPRAYER FOR THE SICK, TESTIMONY WITNESS, POWER OF GOD, PRAYER REQUESTSFIGHT THE GOOD FIGHT, LORD JESUS, MY REDEEMER LIVESHIDDEN RESENTMENTS, CAUSE ILL WILL - GRUDGESAFTER DEATH LIFE, WHAT AFTER DEATH, CHRISTIAN STORY, VISIONCALLED TO SERVE GOD, OUTREACH MINISTRYTHE LIVING GOD BREATHE ON ME BREATHE OF GOD SONGBE A WARRIOR FOR GOD IN THE SPIRITUAL WAR FOR SOULSTHE HOLY BIBLE PROMISES FROM GOD IN BIBLE SCRIPTURES,FIRE IN BELLY ZEAL NEEDED FOR OUR MINISTRYI'M WRONG, DEAD WRONG, I NEED GOD AND THE WAY OF GOD, YES, GODS LOVE, GOD HEAL ME.IMPORTANCE OF NEED TO STUDY OLD TESTAMENT TO UNDERSTAND CHRISTIANITYI, SHUDDER, AT FRAGILE NATURE OF LIFELORD JESUS, CHRIST REDEEMER WHO DIED FOR OUR SINSPRAYER TO GOD UNCTION HELP FROM GOD FOR CHRISTIAN WORKMY WALK WITH GOD TOO SLOW, LORD JESUS HELP MEGOD IS SPIRIT AND CONTROLS EARTH LIFEREMEMBRANCE - RELIVE PRECIOUS MEMORIES OF LIFE EXPERINCESBE A GOOD EXAMPLE HOW TO FIND GOD TO OTHERSTURN ANGER TO PITY WHEN RUDEFULLY HURTGARDEN OF PRAYER, THE HIDDEN GARDEN,CAN YOU EARN YOUR WAY TO HEAVEN THRU GOOD WORKS?GODLY SHORT LOVE POEM, CHRISTIAN INSPIRATIONAL POETRYCAN'T GO TO SLEEP, LORD JESUS HELP MEFREE POEM ON SUBJECTS OF CHRISTIAN LIVING AND ABUNDANT LIFE THE CHRISTIAN WAY OF LIFEPOEM TELLING THE TRUTH ABOUT GOD AS FOUND IN THE BIBLETRUTH BE TOLD ABOUT GOD, THE WAY OF GOD, JESUS AS LORD, LET US REST IN GODGOD'S RAINBOW JOY FOR USDISCERNING SPIRITUAL GIFTS - DISCERNMENT THAT JESUS IS LORDIN THE HANDS OF GOD - POEM OF RENEWED HOPEHEAVEN SENT TO THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN POEMI WANT FRIENDS, MAKING FRIENDSI AM AFRAID OF THE PITFALLS IN DAILY LIVING JESUS GUIDE MEPICTURE HEAVEN POEM AT HEAVEN GATE,IN THE END OF LIFE IS JESUS IN HEAVENKNOCKING AT HEAVENS DOOR, ANGEL POEM HEAVENS GATES, SEE GODA CHANGE CAME SUDDENLY - MAJOR LIFE CHANGE, FORTITUDE,INDEX - ALL WEB PAGESLIFE IS LIKE A MUSICAL NOTE OF THE MUSIC OF THE SOULRETIREMENT POEM, TEACHER RETIREMENT, JESUS MINISTRY,POEM ABOUT RECEIVING BALM OF GRACE FROM OUR LORDTURMOIL NOT MY FAULT, TRIAL AND TRIBULATIONEARLY CHRISTIANITY, CHRISTIANS PERSECUTIONGLORY OF GOD SHINE ON METURN YOUR EYES ON JESUS, HYMNI WANT TO BE A VESSEL DRESSED IN WHITE ROBE - DEVOUT HOLY LIFEJESUS CARRY ME HOMEREJECT FALSE BIG BANG CREATION THEORYFIND GOD THROUGH ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN MYSTICISM, FAMOUS MYSTICSOVERCOME ADVESITY, IN ANGUISH DISTRESSHOW TO GET PEACE & SOLICE IN JESUS FREE POEMPEACE OF MIND UNCTION, BEAUTIFUL INSPIRING TRUE TESTIMONEYWALK THE JESUS HIGHWAY = TESTOMONYDAILY PRAYER TO GOD TO SERVE HIMGOING TO HEAVEN TO SEE JESUSMEDIATION POEM TO OUR SAVIOR JESUSPRESENCE OF GOD HERE IN ME THRU HOLY SPIRIT DOING THINGS OF GODARE YOU OPEN TO LIVE A LIFE AS CHRIST TO DO THE THINGS OF GOD ?GOD'S BIBICAL STANDARDS FOR USDO YOU EXPECT GROWN CHILDREN TO LOVE PARENTSHERE COMES THE BRIDE - MEDIEVAL WEDDINGDEATH OF BABY, GRIEVE FOR LOSS OF BABY, PLEASE GOD HELP ME, WHY DID MY BABY DIE?
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BE THOU MY VISION - THE PARABLE GIVES GODLY WORDS OF WISDOM TO CHURCH LEADERSHIP ON HOW TO HANDLE GOD'S SERVANTS  

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THIS IS A TRUE STORY FROM THE LIFE OF FRANK HENRICH THAT HAS A MESSAGE FOR YOU. 

THE PARABLE OF THE RIPE TOMATO

By Frank E. Henrich

    It was the morning of August 4, 1981. I was up in the kitchen when I heard the noise of the garbage truck down the street. I remembered that one of the cars would have prevented the garbage man from getting to the cans. I dashed out, moved the car so he would be able to do his work, and then returned to the house. I used to talk to one of the garbage men and I was curious to see if he was still serving our area. So, I waited and watched for him to walk down the driveway by peering through the curtain over the front door window. After a bit, he came and went to the garbage cans, which were on the side of the house.
  
He started back up the driveway and then he stopped, set down his large roller container and went over to my vegetable area. We had an abundance of ripe tomatoes, as I was the only one in the family who ate them. I had been meaning to pick them for they all seemed to come ripe at once. Three or four days had gone by and I hadn’t been out picking the tomatoes. It seemed like there was always something more important to do. As I saw the garbage man go to the tomato patch I thought, well, that’s fine; why shouldn’t he have a couple of tomatoes; there are plenty there.” However, as I watched, he stayed and stayed and kept picking and picking. I began to think that he was picking too many and so I stepped out of the front door and said to him, “Can I help you?” He turned around and then turned back and kept on picking. I noticed that he had a brown sack that he was filling.
  
This really irked me and I walked over to within 10 feet of where he was standing. I said to him in a firm, stern voice, “That’s enough!” He turned away from the tomato patch but didn’t speak. He offered the sack of tomatoes to me; I thought for a moment thinking perhaps he has a family to feed? So, I refused the sack saying, “You can have them, but next time, ask first.” His expression never changed nor did he show the slightest emotion. He never spoke. He turned around and walked up the driveway. I was very mad and thought of calling the garbage company and as the day went forward, my mind remained angry over the situation. I immediately went out and picked the tomatoes and my wife made tomato soup.
   The event remained in my thoughts throughout the day. Suddenly the story unfolded with a new meaning, slowly as a flower unfolds its beauty. It was a parable that came to my understanding in a beautiful, peaceful way. I grew more and more excited as each meaning unfolded. The tomato bush was a Christian Church. I represented a pastor of a denomination. The ripe tomatoes were those Christians who had been trained and were ready now to do the Lord’s service. The blossoms were new Christians and the green tomatoes of various sizes were Christians not yet mature. The garbage man was a pastor of another church where mature people, ripe tomatoes, were used as laborers in God’s work in accordance to their calling.
   I, as a pastor, didn’t care that the other churches would pluck one or two of my earnest Christians away. I was sure that I didn’t want him to come and pick all of my ripe tomatoes. Oh God!, it was as if You were warning the churches to provide a space and a time for their ripe tomatoes to function in Your will and for Your glory, and if not, they will be picked away. I, representing the Christian leader of the church that was losing the tomatoes, accepted the fact that I would lose some tomatoes by reasoning that it was more important to maintain a Christian community in stability and order than to use all the mature Christians. It would be more difficult for me to control it.
   Oh! I forgot, it’s Your church, Jesus. God, it is as if You’re saying I’ll not let my ripe tomatoes fall to the ground and rot for lack of a director, a leader. Reader, are you a ripe tomato? Are you a church leader encouraging and directing the Christian work of others? Did the Holy Spirit reveal something to you as you read this parable? Are you a ripe tomato not used in your church ministries? Fear not to move where your gifts from God can be used to His glory. May I encourage you to act upon it. Read Scriptures Psalms 146:1-2, & 139:1-2

      THE GODLY POEM

Oh Lord, when is a poem inspirational?
  Do I have the right to call a sonnet
Inspired or do only You mark such a poem?
  Oh Holy Spirit come touch my poems.

When I write of Jesus my Saviour so great,
  Can hope that my verses of prose,
Yes, my poem, will have the power of God!
  Only when the Holy Spirit moves the words.

Oh, if only all my poems could stir the life
  Of hurting souls searching for the saving Jesus!
But I am a man and powerless but God used
  As a conduit for the Holy Spirit touches.

If only I could sit all day and write continuously
  Of the glory of God, our wonderful Trinity,
But to do so requires a greater blessing than mine,
  Oh God bless and sent more poets into the world.

Please do this so the saving message of salvation
  Will be sent out in its outward reach of hope,
And we our servant poets will have a part to play
  In this wonderful message of eternal salvation.

Praise God that He loves us so much
  That He sent His only Son to die for us,
Thank you Jesus for coming and sending down
  The Holy spirit to guide back home to God.

By Frank E. Henrich February 18, 2013

 

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This is a true story some call a Christian testimony or even a miracle about how the church should use its mature Christians or loose them to other churches.  Some pastors are afraid of loss of church control if they use their active members so the gifts of the Holy Spirit are not used. Please Lord be my vision.  Be patient with me as I learn a parable above.

There are pastors who do not use their mature christian members because they fear loss of church control if the members us the gift that the Holy Spirit has given to them to do ministry work so these mature Chrisitans go to other churches where they are supported. The story here is called the parable of the ripe tomato.

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