Plant, nurture, flourish

I bought a plant from The Warehouse recently, I had great plans for it but didn’t have the right size pot so I bundled it in with some other plants on my table (avid Gardner right here!!) they all looked pretty cool grouped together and every time I looked at them I kept thinking ‘I should really repot those things’ until one day it was too late they were shrivelled up and droopy 😕 I have done the best I can to salvage my little green friends but one particular plant fell apart it’s leaves fell off and it was just a boring old stalk. As I was clearing up I thought about God, I thought about our walk as Christians, I thought about my kids too and in that moment decided to love the stalk and see if I could bring it back to beauty again. I have placed it in my every day sight (next to the kitchen sink!) and although it’s not attractive I have kept it there determined to give it some love, I’ve watered it every day now for two weeks and at first there was nothing the stalk still looked the same boring brown stick it was, then the other day a tiny bud appeared and within no time two leaves have started to emerge from the little bud!!! It’s alive and growing!

Growing to become strong and secure in Him is a process it takes time, when it looks like nothing is happening on the outside on the inside there’s a flurry of activity going on, as our love, compassion, grace and faith grows internally before we begin to bloom on the outside.

The process goes on forever as we can always keep growing and flourishing but the initial process depends on how much you get fed and watered to how quick your growth is. Read the bible dig deep and meditate on the truth, fellowship with ones around you that help you soar rather than pull you down, go to church, serve and bless others where you can these are all fertilisers for your growth to become strong and secure in him.

Ephesians 3:16-19
that He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with power through His Spirit in the inner man, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; and that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ which surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled up to all the fullness of God.

A seed doesn’t turn into a tree over night, it takes years of fertile soil, rain and sunshine to grow strong and secure, for months we see nothing at all as all the work is going on under the surface of the soil then slowly it starts to emerge slow and fragile at first but before long there is strength and stability in the trunk, soon after branches reach out and fruit and flowers begin to appear.

Luke 8:14-15
“The seed which fell among the thorns, these are the ones who have heard, and as they go on their way they are choked with worries and riches and pleasures of this life, and bring no fruit to maturity. “But the seed in the good soil, these are the ones who have heard the word in an honest and good heart, and hold it fast, and bear fruit with perseverance.

A plant, a tree and a flower represent us on our journey with Christ, they all need to be nurtured, fed and watered to grow they all need light to become strong!

He is the way, the truth and the light – John 14:6

My biggest love to you girls,

L x

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