Have you ever tended a garden? Tilling the soil, pulling weeds, adding fertilizer, planting seeds, and watering?
After much waiting and anticipation the first signs of life peek through the soil. What did it take for this new life form to emerge above the rich soil that covered it for many days? The seed first grew roots, designed to travel deep, down into the fertile soil. The plant begins to burst out of the hard exterior of the seed and rises up toward the surface and warmth of the sun.
Some seeds struggle to the top harder than others and perhaps simply give up and wither under the heat of the sun. Other seeds hold fast and keep reaching upward until they see the light of day.
Our faith journey can be like this. At times, we toil and struggle, determined to keeping reaching up and then there are times when we feel like giving up.
Don’t give up! Let’s not miss the point that the energy of the Holy Spirit in us is powerful and even good things often require a struggle through to the outcome. God wants us to recognize and grab ahold of what is rightly ours…His power in the Name of Jesus. Take hold of His power in prayer, in praise, in worship, in struggles and in really good times and situations.
For His kingdom, for His glory, and for His honor, live powerfully. Stay tethered to Him.
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