Growth Bursts! Week 1

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We’ve all heard the saying, “April showers bring May flowers!” Meaning, after the rain storms, the growth is clear and evident. All around us we see green grass, budding trees, and flowers blooming. If not for the showers, we wouldn’t have the flowers!

A strong Biblical principal lies beneath the surface of this truth! Seeds must be planted, then watered, for growth to occur.

I planted the seed, Apollos watered it, but God made it grow.” 1 Corinthians 3:6

In order for growth to take place, planting, watering, and God must occur.

I am in awe of the beauty that surrounds me daily in this new area I now live in. One of the most beautiful sights that has gripped me has been the amount of daffodils in brilliant yellow, irises in majestic purple, and lillies in dazzling white!

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They have not simply popped up “here or there,” but they are literally in colorful rows everywhere around me! While I enjoy their beauty, it is the fact that only a month ago they were no where to be seen. Instead, they were lying beneath the surface. Those particular flowers grow from bulbs. The bulbs are planted far beneath the surface, unable to be seen.

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Then, when those “April showers” come and water them, the growth that takes place beneath the surface then pops through the soil in the mature form of a flower!

The growth that takes place through a bulb being planted, to then being watered, and finally producing a bloom is the perfect picture of the Biblical Truth of how we grow in Christ. We must plant the truth of God’s Word deep in our hearts daily! Then, we must water that Truth with prayer, asking God to bring that truth to life through us! Then God, by His miraculous power, takes the planting and the watering, and produces growth in our lives that is seen by others!

Truth Bomb

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Without God, growth is impossible!

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

The daily commitment of reading God’s Word and praying, may at times seem monotonous, but just as the bulb lying dormat in the ground through long, cold months produces beautiful growth, God is also producing beautiful growth in you!

As I walk around and witness the growth of Sprigtime, I am encouraged to allow God to produce this growth in my life. Let’s commit together this month, to focus on growth and see what God will burst forth!

Speak Truth Love

 

4 thoughts on “Growth Bursts! Week 1

  1. Hi Dear Friend!

    We missed you so much at group last night! Everyone is asking for news from you…

    I love your Blog and especially today as we studied last night about fanning the flame in our lives to keep us on fire in our faith and walk. Daily scripture, prayer, surrounding ourselves with people that are on fire (you!), worship and God’s power and grace in us, will do this for us!

    Thank you for the wisdom you shared today that confirms these truths to us!

    Love you, Kelly

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