Wednesday, June 01, 2016

Fig and Fig Tree

A greenhouse we frequent has some fig trees growing inside the greenhouse. Missouri winters are way to cold for most fig trees, but with the proper variety and winter strategy they may be grown in zones 5 and 6. There is a Chicago variety planted in these zones.

Here are some fig facts:
Figs have the same amount of calcium as milk by volume.
Fig Newtons started in 1892.
Figs hold in moisture in baked goods keeping them fresher.
Figs need well drained soil to grow. They can grow in poor soils.

Just as figs need well drained soils to live. Christians need a heart that gives as well as one that receives. It is as we give that we grow. It is not our getting but our giving that brings us into abundance.

Deuteronomy 8:7-9 "For the Lord your God is bringing you into a good land, a land of brooks of water, of fountains and springs, flowing forth in valleys and hills; 8 a land of wheat and barley, of vines and fig trees and pomegranates, a land of olive oil and honey; 9 a land where you will eat food without scarcity, in which you will not lack anything; a land whose stones are iron, and out of whose hills you can dig copper."

Father give me the ability and willingness to give out to others. I don't want to just be a taker but also a giver. Thank you, In Jesus name it will happen.

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