“And others are they that are sown among the thorns; these are
they that have heard the word, and the cares of the world, and
the deceitfulness of riches and the lust of other things
entering in, choke the word & it becomes unfruitful.”
Jesus: Mark 4:18-19
This is a very popular parable that has circulated
around the globe evoking a sense of curiosity around what kind
of “seed” you happen to be in this world and where have
you been sown? We have all heard at one point the
common saying, “you reap what you sow.”
So what kind of seed are you? and what have you
given power over to that is cutting off the life
source that enables you to bloom where you are planted?
Do you follow shiny objects resulting in
a very shallow root system so when the opinions of
other people and circumstances do not show up
in your favor your inner motivation and inspiration
become flat lined & unfruitful?
Or do you withstand the dark moments, with no sign
of light, having full confidence that your God given ability
to break through the dirt of life & bloom in the midst of it
all will override the momentary discomfort
of the growth process?
The choice for a deep reliable root system along
with the ability to bloom where you are planted is yours
and will make all the difference in the outcomes
you will experience on this journey of life.
I remember when my oncologist said, “it is our goal to
try to get you to 5 years.” In spite of that dirt
surrounding me I chose God and all of the healing and
love that flow from that choice with the gift of each new
day. Live to bloom no matter what surrounds you.
Now Pause Breathe in the Holy Spirit and Exhale any tension in your body,
As is the case with a beautiful garden, there is a
season when the blooms fade and the vibrant colors
are replaced with dull, life less surroundings. Yet, in
spite of the lack of life that is captured by the human eye,
there is the process of growth and strength
that is occurring beneath the dark, cold dirt.
As the essential life giving elements flow from
your hand into the soil and seeds that lie beneath
the surface, new life, growth and abundance
return once again to the faithful seeds that
don’t doubt their God given ability to bloom once
again…with more strength & expansion than
the previous season. May it be the same for me this
season. Remind me of my capability to bloom and live
a fruitful life no matter what surrounds me.
Because of His Love <><