Friday, September 23, 2011

Five Minute Friday

Today I'm joining in at Five Minute Friday where we write for 5 minutes flat – no editing, no over thinking, no backtracking. Today's subject? 


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Growing in the SnowWhen I think of growing I think of plants growing up in beautiful sunshine, but the truth is plants would never grow without the rainy cloudy days. In the same way we need rainy days, trials, pain to make us grow and be fruitful. I think of the quote -

Grace grows best in winter.

....or these verses from Luke 13: 

"He spake also this parable; A certain man had a fig tree planted in his vineyard; and he came and sought fruit thereon, and found none.
 Then said he unto the dresser of his vineyard, Behold, these three years I come seeking fruit on this fig tree, and find none: cut it down; why cumbereth it the ground?
 And he answering said unto him, Lord, let it alone this year also, till I shall dig about it, and dung it:
 And if it bear fruit, well: and if not, then after that thou shalt cut it down."

we may need digging and dunging which may cause painful growing pains.....but I'd rather that than being cut down!

.......and remembering something I heard in a sermon recently - we may not think we are growing, we can't see or feel it, but neither can we see the actual growth of the children in our lives, yet there is no doubt they are growing!

So today may we all trust the Lord to grow us as He sees fit, and to know that he is doing all for our good.


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"Seek ye the LORD while he may be found, call ye upon him while he is near: For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the LORD. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts. For as the rain cometh down, and the snow from heaven, and returneth not thither, but watereth the earth, and maketh it bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower, and bread to the eater: So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it."
Isaiah 55:6,8-1