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for 31 Days of Five Minute Free Writes. Getting closer tho…..
I’ve spent a lot of time lately watching grass grow. Now you know how exciting (or not) my life really is! It may not sound exciting to you, but when your yard has been dry, hard dirt for months, spotting those tiny green shoots of life breaking through is definitely worthy of celebration!
It’s the same with my growth as a Christian. With a heart that can be dry, hard, and desolate, any small sprout of life is worthy to be praised! Just as our new blades of grass have required tender care so do our souls. Regular contact with the Living Water refreshes the parched areas of our hearts. Ridding ourselves of “weeds” that threaten to spread and choke our progress toward becoming all we can, is vital to lush growth. And as unpleasant as it may be, a trimming every now and then promotes a fuller, stronger result.
I’ve helped care for, encourage, and protect our new lawn from the first hidden seeds to the now flourishing green grass. We’re not on our own in our development as Christians, either. To cultivate us, the “Master Gardener” knows and watches over each hair on our head. He’s our guard against the advances of sin, winnowing when needed. He places others in our path to inspire us at just the right moment. Seeing growth takes time but inch by inch, step by step, we are closer to becoming what God always knew was there! Now THAT’S worth celebrating!