Blooming – Devotion 24

Springtime is full of surprises.  If we planted during the winter, little promises of life begin to pop out of the dirt seeking the nourishment of sun and rain.  We may have forgotten them until they begin to slowly appear.  Those plants and trees that had been dormant all winter are now beginning to bud with a renewed sense of life.  The ground bursts open with life and the earth transforms.  It is an amazing sight to behold.

Plants and trees, flowers and vegetables are not the only things that blossom and grow.  Humanity does as well.  As God’s good creation, we are blooming with potential as well.  Some days, admittedly, we may not feel like it.  There are times when we feel like the tree that has no life at all.  We may even wonder if our leaves will bear any goodness.  What we forget is that God is at work.  What we may not realize is that just as God pushes forth new life from the ground, he opens up new life for us.  He is working in us for good things.  God has not forgotten us.  We may have been dormant for what seems like way too long.  But God used that time to prepare us to shine and shimmer as a Springtime bloom.  He is not done with us and is working in and through us so that we come out more beautiful than we could ever imagine or dream.  All we have to do is simply to be.  When we allow God to work in us, he lights a fire of excitement and joy that carries us to places he leads.  God nourishes us with experiences that we would have otherwise avoided.  He provides sun and soil to help us to become all he created us to be.  What a gift it is to bloom with life from our Creator.

Bloom with life.  Blossom with goodness.  Burst forth with love.

Focus Scripture:

Ephesians 2:10

10 For we are what he has made us, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand to be our way of life.

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