“It’s not important who does the planting, or who does the watering. What’s important is that God makes the seed grow.” 1 Corinthians 3:7
I am such a nature girl. Everything that has to do with outdoors such as trees, animals, and most importantly flowers, I love. How they bloom into such a beautiful colors and stand out so nice. I was staring at a beautiful rose bush earlier today and I noticed that some roses were still little buds, all shriveled up. I began to ponder on the fact that is exactly how we are with Christ. Every single day we start off as little flower buds, waiting for our father to give us His light, and shower us with His wisdom.
Flowers need Light: In order for flowers to stay in bloom and alive, it needs constant sunlight to grow its nutrients in order to survive. Sound familiar? We are in constant need of our “Son light” in order to become like Him. We need Him to restore us daily for us to show others the light so they can grow as well. This world would be such a dark, callous place if we didn’t have our Father’s light that he freely gives His garden.
“In the same way, let your good deeds shine out for all to see, so that everyone will praise your heavenly Father.” Matthew 5:16
He Showers His Garden: just as flowers need sunlight, they also need water in order to stay hydrated and in color. When plants go so long without rain, they begin to dry up and turn withered. We need our Heavenly Father to constantly shower us with His grace and mercy. Without Him, we are just lost and hopeless, looking for the wrong things to hydrate us. Those things will sprout weeds and will cause us to die faster. God promises us that if we seek after Him, we will never go thirst again. He won’t let his precious flowers fade away.
“But those who drink the water I give will never be thirsty again. It becomes a fresh, bubbling spring within them, giving them eternal life.” John 4:14
So, look at yourself today as God’s beautiful, precious flower. It’s impossible to take care of our own selves. We need God every single day. To give us His sunlight so we can grow and produce nutrients and let Him shower us with His grace and love. Without God, we are all just withered flowers in the garden of despair. But with God, we are His garden of perfection, growing more and more beautiful by the day.
“Yes, there will be an abundance of flowers and singing and joy! The deserts will become as green as the mountains of Lebanon, as lovely as Mount Carmel or the plain of Sharon. There the LORD will display his glory, the splendor of our God.” Isaiah 35:2