Wednesday, March 21, 2012

how does your grass grow?

"So neither the one who plants nor the one who waters is anything, but only God, who makes things grow." 1 Corinthians 3:7

Processing new books in the library, i started chuckling... "Watch Grass Grow".  What a funny title and ridiculous idea. Who in their right mind wants to watch grass grow?  Whether in the dead of winter or the blooming season of spring, it would be a painstakingly lo-o-o-ng task.  Of course, the book was not suggesting how to literally watch grass grow, but learning about the process via visual tell-me facts. 

Come to think about it, there really aren't many things you can actually watch grow.  Most growth occurs gradually, at a rate that the naked eye can't detect.  I believe that is also true in the growth of our relationship with our Father.  Yet, there are times, a major or catastrophic event in our life, might produce a noticeable spurt of growth of faith.  But like the grass, our faith needs the right nourishment and guidance to continue.  With the practice of attending church, Bible study, praying, and being with other believers, a watering and feeding of the soul is possible.  May we remember that even with all the right ingredients, preparation and time given to our growth or the growth of others, only God has the power to bring forth genuine change and growth in Him.  So let's plant the seeds, sprinkle with water and trust the LORD with His "Son"shine and Holy Spirit to grow us and others closer to Him.

have a trust-filled day!


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