We have a grow room in our house for our baby plants.
It’s exciting to watch growth.
One thing I’ve learned is that from seed to fruit, plants need room to grow.
So do you and I.
This is actually a spin off of my thinking about the why behind purchasing our new camper.
We desired room to grow.
Our kids are getting bigger and we also desire to bring more people along.
We’ve been faithful with the little camper and God honors His Word.
He said if we were faithful over little, He would make us faithful over more.
In the gardening world, we have to repot sometimes.
It can seem like the space you’re placing your transplants in is too big at first.
Much like a transition in life, it can be a little overwhelming.
But even what you can’t always see at the time, allows some things to take root-
Walking by faith requires us to Trust God.
When you leave seeds in a small container because you look by sight, to the seed and space proportion,
You actually stunt growth.
They call it getting root bound.
Think about that with us.
If we stay in a place too long, spiritually speaking, we can become root bound.
We get limited in our thinking.
All wadded up in our mind.
We can be tempted to think this is all there is for us and we should just settle.
But God is always yearning to re-pot us, so to speak, until we are finally placed in the ground.
He desires for us to be Rooted and Grounded in His Love for us.
That’s the goal.
Once there, we become fruitful to the 30, 60, 100 fold results of His Harvest.
But On the way there, we can often need to be repotted.
I’m not necessarily talking about relocation.
If that’s part of Holy Spirit’s direction, then get on it.
What I’m talking about, is broadening our minds to what God wants to do in our lives,
and it’s always bigger than what we’re thinking right now!
It’s Joshua and Caleb thinking-
We can take this mountain!
They said that among the others who had been stunted in their growth by limited thinking.
It’s a joy to see where these baby plants are today.
I remember dropping some of the tiniest seeds into the soil.
Now they’ve sprouted and have started taking shape.
Because I’ve seen the fruit before, in last seasons crop, I see the end from the beginning.
And, that’s how Father sees us!
He knows that His Son has conquered.
The power is in HIS SEED!
And because His Seed is In us,
We will conquer all things too!
If I, humanly speaking, tend to these seeds to ensure they have what they need to grow, how much more, does God do His part?
Jesus told us what kind of Gardener Our Father is!
““ I am the true Vine, and My Father is the vinedresser. Every branch in Me that does not bear fruit, He takes away; and every branch that continues to bear fruit, He [repeatedly] prunes, so that it will bear more fruit [even richer and finer fruit]. You are already clean because of the word which I have given you [the teachings which I have discussed with you]. Remain in Me, and I [will remain] in you. Just as no branch can bear fruit by itself without remaining in the vine, neither can you [bear fruit, producing evidence of your faith] unless you remain in Me. I am the Vine; you are the branches. The one who remains in Me and I in him bears much fruit, for [otherwise] apart from Me [that is, cut off from vital union with Me] you can do nothing.”
John 15:1-5 AMP