Shine - Up To Know Good on Friday

Up To Know Good on Friday

August 25, 2006

field of green

I have never been much of a gardener, but in the fifth grade, I planted some wheat. It was a class where we planted, picked, and eventually baked bread with our crop. I remember being surprised to see that the wheat was green for most of the growing season. I had mistakenly thought that golden shafts of grain would just appear out of the ground. Instead, I witnessed the beautiful green growth eventually mature into a gorgeous golden harvest.

Do Good - Take some time to look at a plant today. Ponder the process of growth it has gone through from seedling to a green sprout to what you see today.

As I look at my life, the green that I see can easily discourage me. In those moments, I need to remember that God is patiently waiting for me to mature. He’s not giving up on me and promises that one day I will shine.

“Then the righteous will shine like the sun in the kingdom of their Father.” Matthew 13:43. Read the Parable of the Weeds.

Jesus, it’s so easy to feel caught up in each day to forget that this life is only the beginning. Even if I can’t see it now, I trust You that one day I will shine!

Know Good. Do Good. Feel Good.


I pray that you have a great day as you experience and express God's love in fresh, real ways!


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