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Friday, November 18, 2011

The word is grow.





It's Five Minute Friday

The word...grow

Growing takes time…when you plant a seed…you must wait…wait and watch and trust by faith that life will come from that seed…
So much of that changing…transforming is done in the hidden place…buried deep in the darkness…
No one can touch the seed…the seed must just take in the nutrients…drink deep the nourishment of living water…
Until it is so full the life must break forth…the outer shell must break away so the life inside can push through the hard soil …push its way toward the sun…

So it is with us…we must allow the quiet deep working of the Spirit do its bidding…feeding…filling…all in the secret place… where transformation is done spirit to Spirit…where the Master Gardener tends to the soil…uprooting  weeds that would choke out His fruit…so we can bear mature , healthy fruit…fruit that reflects our Master Gardener.

"Don't grow weary in doing good...in due season you will reap a harvest."Galatians 6:9

11 comments:

  1. Patience is so hard! May we be blessed by the Lord with it.

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  2. I'm so pleased to "meet" another friend who suffers from a chronic illness but doesn't let it keep her down. We can always use more buddies like that, can't we? :-)

    May we each grow in the Lord so that we will reap the harvest.

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  3. I learn so much about faith when I garden. It never ceases to amaze me how in Spring, what lies beneath the soil pops up and give beauty. All that work that lies underneath to reveal the beauty for others to see. Blessing!

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  4. Now I want to go garden...lol.
    Only a few months till my seed catalogs start showing up.
    Sigh...
    Good read, friend .
    T

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  5. Yes and Amen! Love this! Sometimes that growth comes slow and patience is hard. Oh how I want to bear fruit that reflects Him.

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  6. Amber...yes patience is a growing art...thanks for stopping by...have a blessed weekend...

    Shari...nice to meet you too...so sorry to hear of your illness...such a refining tool of God...Blessing to you...

    redemption...yes...God's lovely surprises that He give...
    Blessing as we grow...

    T...you will have to post pictures of the beautiful fruit of the seed...Blessings to your weekend...

    Jamie..thanks...Blessings to you and may we continue to grow to reflect Him...

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  7. I'm not a good waiter. I want it done and now. Even in my spiritual life. I want to be a spiritual giant today! I do love to drink the living water though.

    Me, just pushing way way toward the sun.

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  8. Pamela...thanks for stopping by...oh...may we both grow to become waiters in the Lord...pushing toward the sun...
    Blessings as we burst forth...

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  9. beautiful - "in the deep hidden places" yes, it goes well with my post about our little miracle going on right now! :)

    I am actually feeling less pain the last couple of weeks- not sure exactly why - biggest change I've made is the "watering" :)

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  10. Ah, it is all about the patience and the trusting in God, isn't it! What a beautiful piece!
    Blessings!

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  11. Keli...so glad to hear you are having less pain...watering is very good...healing to joints...
    Blessings to you...

    hope...trust...when we grow in that ...we grow in patience...thanks for stopping by...

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