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8/09/16 Own It, Then Give It

       “Do not be too anxious to give to others those things that I share with you. Sometimes the most wonderful revelation of My Word is actually only a seed that I desire to plant in your spirit. I choose to plant it in the rich soil of your spirit to be nurtured for a season until it becomes a fruit-producing tree. If you give it away too soon because of your excitement, you will be giving only part of what I really wanted to share with you. That is immature fruit that gives little nourishment.  When I show you something when We are together, hold it close until I tell you that it is ready to be shared. At that time, the fullness of My presence accompanies it to its destination in the hearts of those who receive it. It will bring forth life.” 

Psalm 111:2 NIV 

Great are the works of the Lord; they are pondered by all who delight in them. 

Mark 4:24 AMP 

And He said to them, Be careful what you are hearing. The measure [of thought and study] you give [to the truth you hear] will be the measure [of virtue and knowledge] that comes back to you – and more [besides] will be given to you who hear

Luke 6:45 AMP

The upright (honorable, intrinsically good) man out of the good treasure [stored] in his heart produces what is upright (honorable and intrinsically good),… 

Ps. 1:2-3 AMP

2) …he habitually meditates (ponders and studies) by day and by night.

3) And he shall be like a tree firmly planted [and tended] by the streams of water, ready to bring forth its fruit in its season; its leaf also shall not fade or wither; and everything he does shall prosper [and come to maturity]. 

 

Have you ever bounded from your time with God to share an incredible insight that you have just received, only to get a blank expression from the one to whom you were trying to explain it? Do the words, “You had to be there,” sound only too familiar? Have you ever attempted to do a teaching on what you have been shown and watched your words drop to the floor directly in front of your feet? Consider this.

Before you share with others something that the Lord is teaching you, allow it to develop fully in your spirit. Give it away only after you have spent many moments, hours, days, months, or even years with the Lord as He matures the lesson in your spirit, and you have been given the freedom to do so. You will be amazed at the result of fully grown fruit versus half-ripened fruit. Allow the Word of God to mature your gifts before you give them to others. 

Teach me to own something before I give it away, Lord,

Jim Corbett