Sunday, March 18, 2012


"I went down to the garden of nuts to see the verdure of the valley, to see whether the vine had budded And the pomegranates had bloomed."
Song of Songs 6:11

Have you ever heard of the phrase "bloom where you are planted"?  Jesus has been teaching me, through this phrase, that I should be all I can for Him right where He's placed me.  Lately I've been struggling with being all I can for Him in the little things, in the monotonous things, in the everyday things.  Life is normal.  I haven't had any sky-parting revelations of late or clear directions from the Lord.  I feel like I've been waiting for Him to speak for a long time.  But these things do not give me an excuse for pouring myself wholeheartedly into everything.  During this time of stillness I should be diligently applying the Scriptures and digging deeper into His Word.  Am I?

Photography for Jesus

Another thing I've been asking myself is "am I blooming or am I just growing?".  Growing is good, don't get me wrong, but if a plant just grows it never accomplishes its true bloom.  When a plant blooms it proves that it has reached full maturity.  It's beauty is admired by all passer-by's or perhaps it is plucked and given away to one deserving of it.  Am I blooming right here, right now or am I content with just growing?  Am I being used where I'm planted or am I "saving" my service for something worth-while?  Is not every place of service worth-while if it is for Jesus?  These are thoughts that have been on my head of late.  What are some of yours?

"And whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him."
Colossians 3:17

Learning to delight in Jesus,

1 comment:

  1. Wow, I love this post. Lately I have been struggling because I want so much to "do great things" for God. First my Dad, and now you encourage me to "bloom where I am planted". I am now trying to serve the Lord where I am. And I know that as I dive through the doors He has already opened, He will open new doors where I can serve Him. =)
    And besides, becoming a home-maker is already a great thing to do for God! When, Lord willing, we are wives and mothers, we will be chef, maid, play-mate, nurse, servant, adviser, gardener (yes, I know you don't like gardening, and this one isn't necessarily for everyone!), teacher, listener, and everything else imaginable! How did people decide that was a small thing?

    His Princess,