Friday, November 18, 2011

Five Minute Friday - GROW

Once again it it's 'Five Minute Friday' where as, our hostess, and inspiration, The Gypsy Mama, puts it, we write "For only five short, bold, beautiful minutes. Unscripted and unedited. We just write without worrying if it’s just right or not."

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Now...for today's assignment...
My thoughts automatically go to what I've shared with so many Christian women over the years who have complained about where life has taken them...for example...through way of barrenness, the loss of a loved one, physical, financial, or spiritual lack...or where God has planted them in "this" particular season of life...the house that they live in, the city vs. country (or vice versa), or even the people they live with. I have reminded them that we are where we are today because, either, God has allowed it, or He has ordained it, so that He can work through us in that "certain situation", or that He can use us in that "certain place" for His glory and His purposes. I have encouraged them to bloom where they are planted by laying aside the flesh and getting into the Word of God (the Holy Bible)...seeking Him with their whole heart...purposefully growing in His righteousness, His wisdom, and His grace as they faithfully, and contentedly, wait upon Him and HIS timing ...not their own. When it's God's timing to do something different in that certain situation He'll make a way. He always does. And, today, I'd like to encourage you to do the same...

Grow in God's righteousness.
..His wisdom...
                         ...and His grace as you

purposefully, contendedly
bloom where you are planted!


"But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ..." 
(2 Peter 3:18)


  1. I love this. I needed this encouragement today. I need to get in His word and grow.

  2. Thanks for stopping in and commenting, Melanie! I just visited your site, as well, and left a comment for you there. And I am lifting you up in my prayers here. Have a blessed day! <3

  3. How often do we lose hope in the midst of where God has planted us, when all we need to do immerse ourselves in God's Word...I know I could use a 360 in my connecting with God via His Word...thank you for this post and for the encouragement!

  4. You're welcome, Marybeth! I am lifting you up in my prayers even as I type this that the Lord would meet you right where you're at and help you to reconnect wholly and completely with Him. God bless you and have a Happy Thanksgiving! <3

  5. A perfectly fitted word and most timely. Thank you for the words of love encouragment in growing where we are planted.

  6. You're welcome, Bethe! And thank you! Have a blessed and Happy Thanksgiving!

  7. Thanks, Denise! Have a lovely weekend and a Happy Thanksgiving! <3


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