Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Your Garden of Faith

SEEDS OF HOPE AND FAITH - I have planted seed of faith in your heart.  Do not be discouraged if you do not see it's fruit instantly.  Seeds start small; the initial growth is underground, and for awhile you can’t see any apparent signs of that life.  But that does not mean the seed has died.  It means that the roots are going down, the seed is being established that it might begin to shoot forth it's stem.  This is what’s happening in your life right now, so don’t lose hope.

               Well it's that time of year... garden planting season.  If you haven't already started, you better get on it. We hope that what we sow, we will reap in an abundant harvest.  Gardeners put in a lot of work in to prepare and maintain the vegetation they desire.
               Luke 17;6  ”He replied, “If you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mulberry tree, ‘Be uprooted and planted in the sea,’ and it will obey you.''
             'You may have never worked in a garden in your life. But you're planting seeds, whether you realize it or not. In fact, some of what's happening in your life today - for better and for worse - is the harvest of some seeds you planted years ago. And, as the Bible makes crystal clear, "A man reaps what he sows." (Galatians 6:7) ' []
             Our faith is a like a plant that needs nurture to grow and sustain itself through life's storms.  We have the resources like prayer, the Word and love to keep our faith strong.  Do we take care of our faith or is it just a weak branch that we lean on?  Your faith will show itself to others, as a strong oak tree with deep roots or as a dandelion blown with the wind.