Well, the pots are done and their beauty has only begun. I will enjoy watching the young plants as they grow into their fullness and provide the beauty intended. Somehow I think there is a metaphor in this. God plants His Holy Spirit within us as we accept His Son Jesus into our lives to be our Savior and Lord. However, if we do not water and nurture this new life it will stay dormant until we do.
Knowing the truth of God’s promises is the start of a glorious relationship with Him. Believing these truths for oneself is the next great step. Disciplining oneself to build the relationship with God through worship, reading His Word and prayer are the nutrients of this growth. At some point in time the discipline one needed to use to start the relationship turns into a desire/a passion that never feels like a discipline at all. The outcome??? JOY–sheer JOY!