Growth

Bending into God’s Vision

Bending into God’s Vision

God is the Bonsai Master of our lives. The expert artist who looks after our growth with so much intentional care. Who has nurtured us and shaped us every moment of our life.

So often, the inadequacy we feel for our faith comes from when we think we have to be the gardeners of our own lives. We believe, falsely, that it is on us to craft our lives into our own perfect design. On us to have to shape our lives in the right way, to wrap the wire around the branches and contort ourselves into our own vision of who we should be.

A Bountiful Yield

A Bountiful Yield

It’s not that we’re all such great soil. There’s thorns and there’s thistles, and dry rocky patches, and places that are simply worn out. But God keeps scattering that seed, scattering it everywhere, throwing it around with abandon, knowing that sooner or later, it will land in that rich spot in your life that’s so ready, that’s been ready forever. That place in your soul that is rich and fertile and deep. 

And if it doesn’t grow this time? He’ll keep coming back and throw out some more. 

Can you believe God is so wasteful, wasting it all on people like us? 

Can you believe it?