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Growing in Faith

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April 27, 2022 8:00 pm

Growing in Faith

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April 27, 2022 8:00 pm

At the beginning of my gardening journey, I’d wake up early and run to my vegetable garden to see if anything had sprouted. Nothing. After an internet search for “fast garden growth,” I learned that the seedling stage is the most important phase of a plant’s lifespan. Knowing now that this process couldn’t be rushed, I came to appreciate the strength of small sprouts fighting their way through the soil toward the sun and their resilience to temperamental weather. After waiting patiently for a few weeks, I was finally greeted by bursts of green sprouts creeping through the soil.

Sometimes it’s easy to praise the victories and triumphs in our lives without similarly acknowledging that growth in our character often comes through time and struggle. James instructs us to “consider it pure joy” when we “face trials of many kinds” (James 1:2). But what could possibly be delightful about trials?

God will sometimes allow us to go through challenges and hardships so that we can be molded into who He’s called us to be. He waits in anticipation for us to come out of the trials of life “mature and complete, not lacking anything” (v. 4). By staying grounded in Jesus, we can persevere through any challenge, growing stronger and ultimately allowing the fruit of the Spirit to blossom in our lives (Galatians 5:22–23). His wisdom gives us the nourishment we need to truly flourish each and every day (John 15:5).

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Welcome to today's encouragement for my daily bread reading was written by Kimmy Yoda and she titled it growing in faith at the beginning of my gardening journey. I'd wake up early and ran to my vegetable garden to see if anything had sprouted nothing after an Internet search for fast garden growth. I learned that the seating stage is the most important phase of a plant's lifespan. Knowing now that this process couldn't be rushed. I came to appreciate the strength of small sprouts fighting their way through the soil toward the sun and their resilience to temperamental whether, after waiting patiently for a few weeks. I was finally greeted by bursts of green sprouts creeping through the soil. Sometimes it's easy to praise the victories and triamcinolone lives without similarly acknowledging that growth in our character often comes through time and struggle. James instructs us to consider it pure joy when we face trials of many kinds, but what could possibly be delightful about trials. God will sometimes allow us to go through challenges and hardships so that we can be molded into who he's called us to be. He waits in anticipation for us to come out of the trials of life, mature and complete, not lacking anything by staying grounded in Jesus we can persevere through any challenge growing stronger and ultimately allowing the fruit of the spirit to blossom in our lives, his wisdom gives us the nourishment we need to truly flourish each and every day.

Today's Our Daily Bread devotional Scripture reading is from James chapter 1 verses two through four 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 initiates work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.

Let's pray dear heavenly father.

Sometimes the trials we face seem unbearable. Please have us the strength to persevere and help us as we grow in faith and develop into the fruit bearing believers that you've called us to be. Thank you Lord it's in Jesus name we pray.

Amen. Thanks for listening today.

My name is Tony Collier and today's encouragement was provided by Our Daily Bread ministries


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