I love the summer time! I love being out in my yard and tending to my roses and such. It has always interested me to watch plants as they start from a seed and grow beautifully into a flourished flower or vegetable. Yet, that is the same way that God works with us!
From the moment we accept Christ as our Savior, it is then that we become like the seed. It will take time for us to be taught and planted firm into the word of God and with Christ Himself! As we grow like the seed, we learn to cultivate and devour our lifestyle to be just like Christ. We have become willing to grow and to trust in God.
Yet, as we grow we don’t always get what God wants for us to learn. It is then that we become wayward from God and fall downward. We fall away from the God’s love and understanding. At times, it will feel as though God has moved away while we are caught in those moments. I have heard a pastor say it like this and have to agree with him. “It is not God that falls away from us…It is us that fall away from them!” I love that as it reminds me where I stand with God.
Once we find who we are God and began to get on the right path with God, we find that we grow stronger! We become vital and began to flourish with Christ in our lives! Isn’t it amazing how God is always there for us? He has never left us and is always with us.
********************************** "Listen! Behold, a sower went out to sow. "And it happened, as he sowed, that some seed fell by the wayside; and the birds of the air came and devoured it. "Some fell on stony ground, where it did not have much earth. "But when the sun was up it was scorched, and because it had no root it withered away. "And some seed fell among thorns; and the thorns grew up and choked it, and it yielded no crop. "But other seed fell on good ground and yielded a crop that sprang up, increased and produced; some thirtyfold, some sixty, and some a hundred."