No, this isn’t a new weight-loss program. One morning at 8:00 AM I picked 15 pounds of strawberries in less than an hour. It was the first day of picking and the picking was amazing! As I was plucking those beautiful scarlet globes, I would turn one over thinking it was ready only to find that its little bottom was still green. It made me think about salvation. Working with people and giving them the gospel is a great joy but sometimes they’re just not ready. We need to be careful to wait until the heart is ripened by the Holy Spirit.
I am so thankful that when I was ready, shouting, “Pick me! Pick me!” my dear Heavenly Father never hesitated for a second but kept his promise and saved my soul.
Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Matthew 11:28
Do not marvel that I said to you, ‘You must be born again.’ John 3:7
that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved…For whoever calls on the name of the LORD shall be saved.