Thursday, September 19, 2013

Spiritual Lessons In The Ordinary

Don't you love it when God uses something in the natural to demonstrate a spiritual principle or scripture? I know this may be difficult to see but this is a petunia growing in a sidewalk crack. There were no petunias nearby so I figured the wind or some bird probably deposited a seed.

Now there are two ways that you can look at this little plant from a spiritual point of view. One would be that need to sow the "seeds of the gospel" wherever we go because we never know when there is going to be a little fertile ground where it can take root. Who would have thought there would have been any fertile ground here. It really isn't up to us to determine if the ground is fertile enough to sow that seed

Then another way of looking at this is that this is a plant that probably doesn't have a good root system, it wouldn't do very well in the hot scorching sun. It would need someone to help cultivate it, water it, perhaps chip away at some of that rock so it could develop roots. We are all to play a part in this process, sometimes we are sowers of the word, sometimes we get to play a part in the cultivation and sometimes we get to reap.

A scripture the Lord has been reminding me of again and again lately is Ephesians 5:15 "Be very careful, then, how you are to live, not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil" A good word for distractable me


Debbie said...

Good morning! You have made a wonderful analogy here. Just think with the right seed and conditions that flower bloomed in the most unlikely spot! Same is true for so many of us! Enjoy your week-end!

Sandy said...

This is wonderful and so inspiring. As Debbie said, it's true for many of us! Enjoyed this.

Ceil said...

Hi Maryann! Oh, I love it when I get some inspiration from the small things. And this plant is so gorgeous, growing in a crack. Some people fertilize all the time, and never get such a good looking flower.

I am also very distractible, even in prayer which is sad. But I keep trying! Did you mean to leave the 'period' off your last sentence? I thought that was a brilliant example of distraction. Nice one!!

Happy Sunday, my friend :)

Janette's Sage/Simply Your Decor said...

Great, great word for me this morning. I just finished praying with Benjamin and we prayed for a little girl in his class that he has noticed goes to the doctor a lot. Maybe we will be sowing seed!