Think about it. Pull a carrot some 1500 miles away. Put it on a truck for three days. Place it on a shelf and wait a week for someone to buy it. What we see in the fresh vegetable section of the grocery store is a long way from fresh.
You can call anything ‘fresh’ that has not been preserved, aged or processed. That being said, would God consider us fresh Christians or have we been on the truck too long?
Were we once on fire for the Lord but now are content to travel on the truck of salvation forever? Are we happy to drift along, pretending to be ‘fresh’ but lackadaisical when it comes to leading others to Christ, tithing or even obeying the Ten Commandments?
Oh-oh, perhaps we need to consider where we came from, how far we want to go with Christ and then do a little refreshing when it comes to our attitude and our actions. After all, that’s where God is leading us.
He makes me lie down in [fresh, tender] green pastures. (Psalm 23:2a, AMP)
Prayer- Lord thanks for pointing out your aim for us. Give us the gumption to move there. Amen.