Focus on new life.

phloxAs I was watering my plants tonight, I started looking at this one and the Christian life. 

A lady I work for me gave me these. I hesitated at first to take them, but she insisted and almost nearly forced me too! I didn’t know what they were at the time.

So I took them home. She gave me a pot, good dirt, these plants, and some others that I took out because they looked dead. 

After potting these plants, they started to look not so healthy.I almost threw them out to plant cucumbers instead. After all, the soil she gave me was really good! But I waited a few more days. You could say I judged their condition and almost assumed them worthless.

The next time I went to her house, her plants were blooming. They were phlox! and not Missouri phlox but Ohio phlox (there’s a dfference!) These are my favorite wild flower. In ohio they grow like crazy alongside the roads and they smell amazing. No wonder the Lord wanted me to have them so much! He knew! :))

Maria asked me about the plants she gave me. I told her they didn’t really look very good. She said it was probably because of the “shock” of being uprooted and repotted.

How often do we judge other Christians because we see their brown leaves and do not wait for the blooms? Some have been uprooted and gone through intense changes.

But if we focus on the growth we forget about the brown leaves. This plant looks unhealthy on the bottom but on the top there is new life and beautiful flowers. In time, this plant, Lord willing, will produce more healthy green leaves, and it’s oldness and dryness will have gone away.

Mat_7:2  For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again. 

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