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Enjoy the Journey

 

Every tree starts with a seed,

But it takes time to grow.

When His Spirit is planted,

We have so much more to know.

 

Growth takes alot of time.

It takes sunshine and rain.

We will have some good times,

But we will also have some rain.

 

Rain isn’t always a storm,

Filled with thunder and lightning.

It doesn’t always cause damage.

It doesn’t have to be frightening.

 

If you sit on the porch covering,

You can watch and smell the rain.

It can cause a cleansing,

Instead of causing pain.

 

This journey with Christ,

Takes watering and light.

The reward will come,

As the darkness becomes bright.

 

There is strength in the waiting.

What you’ve learned will be deep.

It will not be forgotten,

It is the seed that you will keep.

 

Don’t give up on the growth.

It will also come in time.

God is the author of it all.

His ways are perfect and sublime.

 

The seed that was planted,

Just needs time to grow.

Enjoy the journey with God.

Let Him reap, what the Spirit sowed.

 

TRW 7-12-17

 

 

1 Corinthians 3:6-7

 

6 I have planted, Apollos watered; but God gave the increase.

7 So then neither is he that planteth any thing, neither he that watereth; but God that giveth the increase.

 

Many times in the scripture, seed, planting, watering and growth are used as an example of our journey with God. We can understand that the seed of faith is like the plant. It can be planted, but if it is not watered and fed, it will not grow. Different seeds develop at different speeds. Different seeds require different climates and watering. Some require shade and some require sunshine. Some can survive in droughts and some will wither up and die without regular watering. Some plants that get started inside the house will get spindly and not survive as they require more even sunshine to strengthen their trunk. Sometimes sheltering a seed is not best for that seed. Sometimes they have to get used to the elements of life to be strong enough to survive the storms.

As we plant a seed of our belief into another, we have to wait for God to give the increase. We cannot force it. Without God in the middle of the journey, the seed will not go anywhere. Just wait and see what God can do with that small seed. Be willing to supply the water when needed,

But don’t try to force the growth. The seed cannot be strong without God’s help.

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