It was interesting to read in one devotional about the growth of believers is based upon the soil they are in. In Another devotional the words were about being patient about waiting on the Lord. Yet a third was talking about the unity present between the Father, Son and Holy Spirit concerning those who have come to Christ.
All 3, to me, worked together this day to show a greater picture.
In Genesis it says that the Lord spoke of making man in our image.
“Let us make human beings in our image, to be like us” (Genesis 1:26 NLT), and so we are “God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do” (Ephesians 2:10).
The next was to do with the soil of Sunflowers. How they grow up, how they track the sun. Prepared for the sunrise and the arrival of bees. But without good soil they would not last.
We too, in Christ, must be in good soil to grow and to thrive in Christ.
The Father, Son and Spirit all work together in our lives. It was interesting to read a different account of David. The patience to endure waiting on the Lord's promise of the Kingdom.
For growth to happen in our lives, we must be willing to follow the path God puts before us. Not ours. As another Pastor pointed out yesterday, we can and will be distracted by all this world has to offer.
A Sunflower awaits the sunrise with anticipation. Looking forward to meeting the day as the Lord provides for it.
Do you? Is your day beginning with the Lord? Do you look forward to time with Jesus? Do you look forward to being made to be like Him? Do you?
Our lives are not our own. The Sunflower does what God purposed for it to do. It obeys. King David saw a great many things have to happen to prepare the soil of his life to be ready for him to be a man after God's own heart. We all are blessed because of what we see of that work in his life.
If you are so caught up in other things in your life. It's time to stop. Put the brakes on. Sit at Jesus's feet and rediscover the meaning of your life. You were meant for a specific purpose in the body of Christ. Not to go do your own thing. Find out what part is yours and then you will be thriving in the good soil God has prepared for you.