Prayer Commitment for the

Week of October 18 – October 24

Good, Better, Best

Matthew 13: 1-9; John 15: 1-8


Good, better, best,

Never let it rest,

Until your good is better,

And your better is your best!

What an old school throwback to our grandmothers, mothers and teachers!  Their wise words are deeply rooted in Scripture.  John 15 talks about Jesus being the True Vine and our Heavenly Father being the Vinedresser.  The Vinedresser prunes every branch that bears fruit to bear more fruit and much fruit.  Good, better, best.  Matthew 13 talks about the seed that falls on good soil some yielding a crop of thirtyfold, sixtyfold and hundredfold.  Good, better, best.  The call to come up higher and to go deeper with Jesus will often involve not just a choice of what is good but a choice between what is better and what is best.  Sometimes that choice may even be between what is best and what is best.

Prayer:  Father, attune our ears to specifically hear what the Holy Spirit is speaking to us that You may be glorified and that our joy may be complete in Your Son.

atthew 5:9; Colossians 3:15; Romans 15:13