Saturday, June 28, 2014
What is THAT?
A pale green, fragile looking plant in great need of sunlight and nutrition. Why is it there? Where did it come from?
One morning, I looked out the front door and saw a little bit of green on the deck. Puzzling. I figured the guys had dropped something since a couple of them had already walked out this door and over the spot with the green. As I looked closer though, I realized there was actually something there.
It was pale green, not a darker and richer green like it should be. I realized it was a passionflower plant that was growing from under the deck!
I was amazed as my guys had walked right over this spot only an hour before - and they had gone both ways and hadn't even noticed it.
Apparently it had been growing under there, trying to get to the light. The deck doesn't get a lot of sunlight, but it does get some. The plant didn't look very sturdy - the effects of the lack of sunlight showed..... but still it kept growing with determination.
This is what another of my passionflower plants look like right now - this one is obviously a richer green color and is a sturdier-looking plant. The other plant sure seems to have the desire to grow though, as it moves toward the light of the sun. It makes me wonder what else might be trying to grow under that deck. Hmm.
Makes me think of my life - I want to grow in Christ and I want to honor Him. Am I reaching toward the light and am I walking in the light? Even if my "color" is pale, am I continuing on and trusting God to make me into the person He has created me to be? When I am down in the dark and things look difficult and even hopeless, do I choose to trust Him, to trust His word? Do I continue on being faithful, not making excuses for myself? Do I refrain from saying things like: "It's too dark." "I am too weak." "Life's not been fair to me." and more? Or do I remember verses like: "The Lord will give strength unto His people; the Lord will bless His people with peace." Psalm 29:11? He is making something beautiful of our lives - even amid the disappointments and heartaches. Will I trust Him? Will you trust Him? Hard questions and yet, He IS trust-worthy. May we each walk with Him and trust Him as He creates His own beauty in our lives today.
This picture of a beautiful purple passion flower is what that spindly, weak and pale plant that was poking up through the slats of the deck boards, is meant to become. Beautiful.... and so different from it's beginning. Only God knows what we are meant to become.... I am choosing to trust Him and I hope you do also. Thank you for visiting today. I hope you are having a great day......but if you aren't, I hope you will choose to trust the One who loves you and has a perfect plan for your life.
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