Saturday, September 27, 2008

Sunday Blessings

Spiritual Sundays is hosted over at Blogger Spirit and there is an abundance of inspirational posts which are shared each week. I like to read these and be encouraged to be filled with praise for the Lord which prepares my heart for Sunday worship.
Today I want to share with you some of my plants: This plant was at first a thriving geranium. It was big, bushy and full of blooms in a gorgeous shade of pink. It started withering away and there was nothing I could do to stop it. I watered, fertilized, moved to a sunny location, all to no avail - it died. I don't know why I didn't throw the plant away, I just didn't want to admit defeat I guess, but I left the pot where it was. You can see the dead half which was the geranium.

One day I started to notice some green in the pot. Upon closer examination, these were little impatiens. There is a big impatiens plant next to it and the seeds blew from the big plant into the pot where my dead geranium was. Look - the impatiens are taking over the pot, bringing it back to a thing of beauty:



We have the ability to "blow over" seeds into the lives of others. Seeds of kindness, comfort, encouragement etc. We can use our smiles, kind words, listening ears and share of God's love which is in our hearts to overflow seeds into others. We may know someone who may appear as this plant did - barren, or empty. The seeds of God's grace can transform dry soil into a thing of beauty.

Proverbs 11:24 tells us "There is one who scatters, yet increases more... The generous soul will be made rich, and he who waters will also be watered himself."

Proverbs 22:9 - "He who has a generous eye will be blessed."

This is related to the concept of it is more blessed to give than to receive. When we open our eyes around us and scatter seeds of joy and kindness and water with love and encouragement, we will be a blessing and in turn be blessed and refreshed ourselves.


4 comments:

  1. What a wonderful way to illustrate this truth. Thank you for sharing this on Spiritual Sundays.

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  2. Blessings Joyfull...Love the fall decorations! What a wonderful real life example of a spiritual life lesson. I loved your scriptures than to conclude how much better it is to give than receive as we scatter our good seeds instead of allowing weeds or dried up dead plants to wither. How good God is! How wonderful is His patience(not impaciens) and His bountiful grace & mercies! Thank you for sharing!
    Enjoy a Spiritual Sunday being refreshed and blessed!

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  3. Thank-you so much for a great analogy. I'm so thank-ful for your Sunday post.
    Thank-you,
    ginger

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  4. A beautiful illustration and reminder to me to help and share with others around me :).

    Have a blessed day,
    Kathi :)

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