Daily Devotion

NURTURING IT THAT ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM

I recently started a flower bed at the house. Yes with this global slow down, some new habits are beginning to form. I found some seven different varieties and got them potted and ready to go. My sister came along after a few weeks and wasn’t happy with the growth she saw then got to work. I had hardly watered them, they needed fertile, pruning, shading and all this nurturing work. I suddenly realised that a beautiful flower garden is much more than putting a few roses in a pot. The plants must be nurtured if they are going to thrive and give you their best results. I call it the elephant in the room because it should be obvious yet we behave like it is not even there.

Haven’t we all thought the same way when it comes to seed time and harvest. Give God your seed and just wait for the harvest? This has actually been a complaint from many individuals who are frustrated that their seed isn’t getting them a harvest. The folly is in thinking that you throw your seed away and the rest is up to God. You must nurture your seed, your garden, your vision, your effort until it gives you the desired results. Nurture your skills, your business, character and everything that involves the harvest you are looking for, then you will be set for the good stuff. The things you nurture will blossom and thrive into their full potential. The ones you ignore will be chocked by the many challenges of life and eventually die a miserable death.

SCRIPTURE READING: 1 Peter 2:1-4 [ Therefore, laying aside all malice, all deceit, hypocrisy, envy, and all evil speaking, as newborn babes, desire the pure milk of the word, that you may grow thereby, if indeed you have tasted that the Lord] [is] gracious. Coming to Him [as to] a living stone, rejected indeed by men, but chosen by God [and] precious,

DEVOTION PRAYER: My God, I thank you for the wisdom to nurture my seed and vision, to the glory of your name, amen.

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