It is so beautiful to see plants bud and wild life reappear. I am always amazed at how plants seem to be barren but then suddenly when spring rolls around they are revived and have new life. As I admire the different flowers and plants budding and blooming into beautiful blossoms I can't help but think how it resembles our relationship with God.
|Image taken by Alison Burrow at A New Creation Studio|
In the winter, plants just can't grow, they don't have the necessary nourishment to promote growth. If we apply this to our lives we may be able to think of seasons we've gone through where our relationship with God fell dormant. This season could look different for each of us, maybe it's because you aren't reading your Bible, or maybe you have a righteous attitude about something that has happened to you and aren't at the point that you realize it's a poor attitude and therefore haven't repented. Or maybe your life is busy with 'stuff' and you aren't making God a priority. The bottom line is we aren't getting the appropriate nourishment to grow. If we starve ourselves of the nourishment we need to grow we become like plants in the winter, dormant, stuck in it's in a season without growth.
As God's children His hope for us is to grow, to change, to be sanctified into a beautiful blossoms chasing after God's will for our life. Are you providing your soul with the appropriate nourishment to promote growth in your life?