Bareness to Fruitfulness


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This morning I write to mothers whose womb is bare, whether you’ve never conceived, had a miscarriage ( lost your child in the womb) or carried your child to term and your baby was still born.

I to know the heartache of being a mother in mourning. I know the agony of going to the hospital pregnant only to leave with empty arms.
I know the desperation of wanting nothing more than to be a mother. I know the cries in the night when no one is up but you. I know the sadness, anxiety, anger and shame.

My personal story-
I’ve lost two children, both due to ectopic pregnancies. One in 2006 ( in which my tube ruptured and I almost died) and the other in 2012. My journey hasn’t been one of instant deliverance from the tortures in my mind. It has been a process. From 2006 until now 02/10/2014.
I’ve written out my personal testimony in my first book due out this year.

But this morning I’m not writing to you from a place of mourning but joy.
Isaiah 61:3
To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion,
to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning,
the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness;
that they might be called trees of righteousness,
the planting of the Lord, that he might be glorified.

For God has truly healed all the brokenness. I can’t tell you exactly when my healing took place, I can only tell you that as I write to you now, I’m healed.
I write to you as a Christian from a view point of faith. My purpose to you today is to encourage you to believe.

And Jesus said, [You say to Me], If You can do anything? [Why,] all things can be (are possible) to him who believes! (Mark 9:23 AMP)
Mark 9:23
Jesus said unto him, If thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth. (KJV)

I don’t care what the doctors have told you. I don’t care what the diagnosis. I don’t care how bleak it may seem right now. I don’t care what your family or friends have told you. But, I do care what “you” believe!!
You see, you have to believe. And sometimes when you decide to believe, you will find that you are standing on an island alone. But don’t you let anyone talk you out of what you believe.

When I first made a decision to believe I had to begin with my desire for children. At the point of understanding it was God who had given me the desire for children I could release my faith for:
Mark 11:24
Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.

Then I had to find out what God had to say about me having children. Once I started studying his word, I found out that he had a whole lot to say. I found so many scriptures about childbirth, conceiving, the fruit of the womb. I was absolutely shocked to find out that it was God’s will for me to have children through my womb. So many people had told me, maybe it’s not Gods will for “you” to have children. Boy am I glad that he didn’t let me believe that lie.

Holy Spirit began to work with me. Yes, Holy Spirit partnered with me in order to get my believing right.
Romans 12:2
And be not conformed to this world:but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.

Every single one of my thoughts had to be replaced with what God said. Plucking out and pulling down old mentalities was not easy. But it was doable.

From this point I want to share with you some woman in the bible who also shared in the journey of bareness to fruitfulness.
First up lets look at Sarah-
Genesis 11:30
But Sarai was barren; she had no child.
Sarah didn’t always believe that she would become a mother;
Genesis 18:12
Therefore Sarah laughed within herself, saying, After I am waxed old shall I have pleasure, my lord being old also?
But God got her believing right-
Heb 11:11 Through faith also Sara herself received strength to conceive seed, and was delivered of a child when she was past age, because she judged him faithful who had promised.
Gen 21:2 For Sarah conceived, and bare Abraham a son in his old age, at the set time of which God had spoken to him.

Rebekah-
Gen 25:21 And Isaac intreated the LORD for his wife, because she was barren: and the LORD was intreated of him, and Rebekah his wife conceived.

Leah-
Genesis 29:31
And when the Lord saw that Leah was hated, he opened her womb:but Rachel was barren.
Gen 29:32 And Leah conceived, and bare a son, and she called his name Reuben: for she said, Surely the LORD hath looked upon my affliction; now therefore my husband will love me.

Sampson’s mother
Judges 13:3
And the angel of the Lord appeared unto the woman, and said unto her, Behold now, thou art barren, and bearest not:but thou shalt conceive, and bear a son.

Hannah-
We not only get to read Hannah’s story but we see her soul anguish over not having a child.
1 Samuel 1:19
And they rose up in the morning early, and worshipped before the Lord, and returned, and came to their house to Ramah:and Elkanah knew Hannah his wife; and the Lord remembered her.
1 Samuel 1:20
Wherefore it came to pass, when the time was come about after Hannah had conceived, that she bare a son, and called his name Samuel, saying, Because I have asked him of the Lord.

Elizabeth-
Luke 1:24
And after those days his wife Elisabeth conceived, and hid herself five months, saying,
Luke 1:25
Thus hath the Lord dealt with me in the days wherein he looked on me, to take away my reproach among men.

Luke 1:36
And, behold, thy cousin Elisabeth, she hath also conceived a son in her old age:and this is the sixth month with her, who was called barren.
Luke 1:37
For with God nothing shall be impossible.
Luke 1:38
And Mary said, Behold the handmaid of the Lord; be it unto me according to thy word. And the angel departed from her.

Is your faith beginning to rise? Do you feel yourself wanting to dare and believe?

Lets go deeper. Lets look at some verses that promise children to those who want them.

Psa 127:3 Lo, children are an heritage of the LORD: and the fruit of the womb is his reward.

I looked up the word heritage- in the Webster’s 1828 online dictionary and the definition blew my mind
HER’ITAGE, n.
1. Inheritance; an estate that passes from an ancestor to an heir by descent or course of law; that which is inherited.

God said children are my inheritance!!!!!!!! And the fruit of my womb is his reward. I don’t know about you but for me, that was great news.

Psalms 127:4
As arrows are in the hand of a mighty man;
so are children of the youth.
Psalms 127:5
Happy is the man that hath his quiver full of them:
they shall not be ashamed,
but they shall speak with the enemies in the gate.

Luke 1:45
And blessed is she that believed:for there shall be a performance of those things which were told her from the Lord.

Psalms 113:9
He maketh the barren woman to keep house,
and to be a joyful mother of children.
Praise ye the Lord.

Exd 23:25 And ye shall serve the LORD your God, and he shall bless thy bread, and thy water; and I will take sickness away from the midst of thee.
Exd 23:26 There shall nothing cast their young, nor be barren, in thy land: the number of thy days I will fulfil.

Deu 7:13 And he will love thee, and bless thee, and multiply thee: he will also bless the fruit of thy womb, and the fruit of thy land, thy corn, and thy wine, and thine oil, the increase of thy kine, and the flocks of thy sheep, in the land which he sware unto thy fathers to give thee.
Deu 7:14 Thou shalt be blessed above all people: there shall not be male or female barren among you, or among your cattle.
Deu 7:15 And the LORD will take away from thee all sickness, and will put none of the evil diseases of Egypt, which thou knowest, upon thee; but will lay them upon all them that hate thee.

Deu 28:4 Blessed shall be the fruit of thy body, and the fruit of thy ground, and the fruit of thy cattle, the increase of thy kine, and the flocks of thy sheep.
Deu 28:11 And the LORD shall make thee plenteous in goods, in the fruit of thy body, and in the fruit of thy cattle, and in the fruit of thy ground, in the land which the LORD sware unto thy fathers to give thee.

Psa 1:3 And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.

Psa 92:14 They shall still bring forth fruit in old age; they shall be fat and flourishing;

Mal 3:11 And I will rebuke the devourer for your sakes, and he shall not destroy the fruits of your ground; neither shall your vine cast her fruit before the time in the field, saith the LORD of hosts.

Jer 17:8 For he shall be as a tree planted by the waters, and that spreadeth out her roots by the river, and shall not see when heat cometh, but her leaf shall be green; and shall not be careful in the year of drought, neither shall cease from yielding fruit

Eze 36:11 And I will multiply upon you man and beast; and they shall increase and bring fruit: and I will settle you after your old estates, and will do better unto you than at your beginnings: and ye shall know that I am the LORD.

Galatians 4:27
For it is written, Rejoice, thou barren that bearest not; break forth and cry, thou that travailest not:for the desolate hath many more children than she which hath an husband.

Psalms 128:3
Thy wife shall be as a fruitful vine
by the sides of thine house:
thy children like olive plants
round about thy table.
Psalms 128:4
Behold, that thus shall the man be blessed that feareth the Lord.
Psalms 128:5
The Lord shall bless thee out of Zion:
and thou shalt see the good of Jerusalem
all the days of thy life.
Psalms 128:6
Yea, thou shalt see thy children’s children,
and peace upon Israel.

Did you know there were so many scriptures relating to this one topic in the bible? And this isn’t even an all inclusive list.
I really beg you to begin your own study and see what you find.

In James 4:2 it says we have not because we ask not. Sometimes the fulfillment of our dreams is just a question away.
James 4:2
, yet ye have not, because ye ask not.

Throughout the word of God, he says to ask.
John 16:24
Hitherto have ye asked nothing in my name:ask, and ye shall receive, that your joy may be full.

What am I saying, even though I desired children I had never asked God for them.
I wrote out a prayer of petition asking God for children, in that prayer I literally prayed his word. From some of the same scriptures I’ve shared with you today. Why?

Jeremiah 1:12
Then said the Lord unto me, Thou hast well seen:for I will hasten my word to perform it.

God watches over his word to perform it. Not my word. He’s looking for me to speak his word out of my mouth out loud in faith.

Thank you for sharing your day with me. There is so much more I wish to write to you and I will. My goal is to write more along these lines to the woman and men who are believing God for their children. If you know anyone who could benefit from my blog please share it with them.
If you need prayer or would just like to talk feel free to email me: texumjohnson@gmail.com

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