Rooted plants grow best when fertilized with:_________! If you are hoping to grow as a Christian, and you are walking through some “stuff” along the way remember that it is very likely that God is using it to fertilize and nourish your spiritual root system so you can produce great fruit.
On the ridge where I live, seasons do not exist like I have known them my whole life. There are two climates: foggy & not foggy. The temperature always ranges from 50-70 degrees. One day will be beautiful and the next day cold & foggy. It has thrown me off to have no fall colors or leaves, no winter freeze, & no hot summer days. The trees are evergreen… But the flowers are always blooming. The beautiful days here are like a crisp spring day. The weather & climate here cause Certain plants to flourish. Only certain plants can take root here & be nourished enough to survive. In a normal climate, you fertilize during certain seasons- in my neighborhood, we always need fertilizer.
Although beautiful to have endless springtime, I found myself mourning the seasons.
Through the years I have resented the “season” I was in. But God clearly reminds me all the time that no matter what the season… How it looks, or how we think it should look- God is always working on our behalf to create in us something beautiful.
Maybe you are in a constant “fertilizing season” that doesn’t seem to end. Don’t loose heart.
You can be sure that God is working on creating the perfect nourishment for the root system he has designed you with.
In every season, he is fortifying in you the ability to have your roots grow deep, be nourished by the fertilizer he is allowing and produce the kind of fruit he created you for.
Don’t fight the fertilizer, you won’t grow as strong or produce much fruit without it.
Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you. (James 1:2-5 NIV)