The Need To Fertilize
Grandma Cottage understood the need to fertilize. When we first moved here to middle Tennessee, my grandma spent hours planting and caring for her roses. I can still see her in my mind, lovingly pruning, fertilizing, weeding, and watering. She was so careful with them and they rewarded her with stunning blooms.
When it rained in the humid summer she would treat them before disease set in and turned the leaves yellow and the leaf drop set in and ruined or killed her beautiful roses.
This went on as long as I can remember. Her roses gave her great joy.
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When she broke her back in a car accident and then began to have a series of mini-strokes, she was no longer able to care for them as she did –
The weeds grew in, the fertilizer remained un-spread, and the beautiful blooms did not appear like when she tended them.
Isn’t the same thing true in our lives? For one reason or another, we don’t read our bibles or go to church and we don’t bloom because we haven’t been watered properly and fertilized. How can we expect to grow, and point others to Christ if we aren’t being nurtured?
2 Timothy 3:16–17 AMP All Scripture is God-breathed [given by divine inspiration] and is profitable for instruction, for conviction [of sin], for correction [of error and restoration to obedience], for training in righteousness [learning to live in conformity to God’s will, both publicly and privately—behaving honorably with personal integrity and moral courage]; 17 so that the a]man of God may be complete and proficient, outfitted and thoroughly equipped for every good work.
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