Growing in God’s Love
The Flower Approach to Living
The Gospel can be seen in all of creation. In the Bible flowers are often used as symbolism for beauty, growth, fulness and more. Flowers are a beautiful reminder of our glorious God. God cares for all his creation. When you plant a seed eventually it will grow into a flower but for this to happen it needs water, nutrients, air, light, and time. In the same way we need things to grow in Christ. By putting the following approach into practice, and truly believing in your heart that you will strive to live the right way, you will be blessed beyond measure.
“They flourish like a flower of the field.” (Psalm 103)
Faith – Without faith, all our hopes, all our dreams, all that we long for means nothing. But when we turn our hearts, souls, and minds over to God, He helps us keep that faith in our daily lives
Love – Love is a wonderful characteristic that God has given to us. If we are to be Christ-like, we need to share His love wherever we go.
Obedience – In order for us to follow what God wants for our lives, we must be obedient to what his Word says.
Worship – God loves us when we worship His name.
Endure – In this life, we will have challenges that will make us endure many trials. But, once the Victory is won, our rewards are great and plentiful! Just like in the example of the sower, it took him several tries before finding the right place to plant the seeds. Persistence is key to getting things right with God. We do not have to be perfect. If we try our best, and give God our full attention, he will help us through the trial. We know that suffering creates endurance, endurance creates character, and character creates confidence.
Repent – When we do wrong, and disobey God’s rules, we MUST repent of our sins. This is a crucial step in our walk with Christ. So, we can be rewarded eternal life in Heaven.
We come before you now to thank you for all the wonderful blessings you shower on us every single day. We thank you that Jesus gave us the parable of the sower who was not perfect at all but was persistent at planting his seeds in different places until he got things right. We thank you that you are a merciful and gracious God who is slow to anger and quick to forgive our sin. Be with us, guide us, and direct us on the path of Your divine righteousness. In Jesus’ name we pray.