As I have been studying and preparing for a message on discipleship Sunday, I keep coming back to the image of a growing plant. We should all be rooted in love and growing in Christlikeness. However, I also think that one of the fastest ways that plants grow is by adding fertilizer. And the best fertilizer is some type of crap. Yes I just said crap, and I’ll probably say it in my sermon as well. So think about it, when life gets crappy, it’s just fertilizer to help us grow. And this week has been full of crap! I’ve seen so many bad things happen to people in our church this week. It’s been difficult. Please lift up one couple in particular in prayer. God knows the situation, and all we can do is pray.
We have to remember that the battle is not against us, it’s Satan against God. when we go through trials and troubles, it’s all about discrediting God, not us. So stay strong, and remember sometimes it may stink, but that just means that growth is coming soon.