I have a friend who is currently in the process of establishing an olive grove. It is a mammoth task and one that they have undertaken as a way to sow into the generations to come. They desire to see the generations that follow benefiting from the wise choices they have made. It is truly inspiring! As I contemplated this I felt a need to do some research, for I also long to sow prosperity into the generations to come, so here are some interesting facts about olives trees for you:
- In Australia it is considered to be the fastest growing horticultural industry.
- The trees can produce fruit as early as 3 years but can take up to 12 years.
- Olive oil is recommended to be a healthy substitute for other fats and is actually considered to be a fruit juice.
- The trees are beautiful to look at and as there is no bark or leaf shedding they don’t make much mess.
- They are hardy plants that are able to withstand storms, drought, frost and salt water.
- The olive tree as a gift symbolises joy, peace and happiness.
- It is believed that olive trees can have a possible lifespan of 2,000 years – wow! Now that is an investment into the future generations!
But I am like an olive tree, flourishing and thriving in the house of God. I will always trust in God’s unfailing and unending love. I will praise You forever, O God, thanking You for all You have done. I will trust in Your good and beautiful name in the presence of Your faithful people. Psalms 52:8-9 NLT & TPT paraphrased
I love that verse.
Let me combine the bible with the facts about the olive tree:
- · I can be like an olive tree, with my roots buried deep down into God’s love I am made strong - Ephesians 3:17.
- · I am contunally growing in my faith (with a rapid acceleration experienced over the past 11 months) - 2 Corinthians 10:15.
- · I have produced small amounts of fruit in my life but I long to produce much much more – John 15:5.
- · Jesus is the best substitute I’ve found for anything - Acts 4:12.
- · God is making something beautiful out of me and I’m relying on Him more and more so that I don’t make a mess of things - Ecclesiastes 3:11.
- · My strengthening faith is enabling me to withstand the storms of life, I can endure what the world throws at me because God is my strong tower of refuge - Proverbs 18:10.
- · Because of Jesus I can bring joy, peace and happiness to the lives of others – through the fruits of the spirit: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control - Galatians 5:22-23.
- · The efforts that I make today can leave a lasting legacy for the generations to come - Psalm 105:8.
Today I pray that you’re strengthened to face the storms that rage around you. I pray that you can make wise decisions that bring spiritual prosperity, for this will carry on into the generations to come.
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In September 2016 God declared healing over my life. This set me on a path of restoration and transformation.
My passion for writing was reignighted and I wrote the following mission statement:
I desire to impact the world through the words I share. I long to enrich, empower and encourage others whilst delivering my stories with empathy and understanding.
“He has given me a new song to sing, a hymn of praise to our God. Many will see what he has done and be amazed. They will put their trust in the LORD.”
Psalms 40:3 NLT
I've started a weekly blog which you can find at: https://keonajtann.wordpress.com/
I'm currently working on my testimony as well as my journey with endometriosis and adrenal fatigue. I hope that I'll launch my first book soon. Many blessings, Keona