Monday, June 14, 2010

Bloom Where You Are Planted

Recently I saw a sign that intrigued me. It read, “Bloom where you are planted!” What great advice!

God has a plan for every life. He wants to do through each of us what He cannot do through anyone else. He has made everyone of us unique, and therefore has a unique plan that is designed especially for each of us.

On one occasion He wanted a bloom in Bedford Prison. So, he planted John Bunyon there as a prisoner. From that imprisonment came the classic, thrilling book, Pilgrim’s Progress. On another occasion, he needed a bloom in Caesar’s palace. From that imprisonment came many of Paul’s prison epistles to the churches he started. He needed another bloom on the Isle of Patmos and He planted the apostle John there. From that bloom came the immortal book, The Revelation to John from Jesus Christ, which shares the vision God gave him of the last days of the world.

The Christian who blooms in the garden of God may be suffering heartaches or hardships, but nevertheless shares hope and help. We must always focus upon opportunities, not obstacles, if we are to bloom where we are planted.

Prayer: Grant us, heavenly Father, the insight to realize the importance of where we are planted and seize every moment to serve those around us. Open our eyes, our ears and our hearts to understand what You would have us to do as we serve You. In Your Name. Amen.

Scripture for Today: John 15:1-9

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