I was searching for Bible verses including the word ‘green’ and got a spiritual jolt while reading the Message version of Matthew 3:10. How about you? Does this jolt you into awareness of your own responsibility for blossoming life?
What counts is your life. Is it green and blossoming? Because if it’s deadwood, it goes on the fire. (Matthew 3:10, MSG)
Is your life green and blossoming? Or is it deadwood. Or something in between? I think we all want a blossoming life. And if it’s not, it’s time to make some changes, don’t you think?
Thankfully, we are not alone in this. It’s not up to us to force our life to look green. But it is up to us to seek Jesus. Because he is the only way to blossoming life. Blessedly, he is ready to help.
When we cling to Jesus, we are alive and well.
When we abide in Jesus, we bear fruit.
When we focus on Jesus, our life is green and blossoming.
That’s what I want. I want my life to count. I want blossoming life. Hence I seek Jesus with all my heart and with all my soul and with all my mind. Because that is the recipe for blossoming life. Why don’t you join me?
Thank you for giving me spiritual jolts.
Thank you for your Living Word.
I really do want to bear fruit.
I really do want my life to count.
I really do want blossoming life.
I seek you with everything I’ve got, Lord.
Let me find you.
Let me know you.
Let me love you.
Bless me, Lord.
Make my life green and blossoming.
Make my life bring glory to you.
Make my life what you want it to be.
In Jesus’ name,
Q4U: Is your life green and blossoming?
Be blessed, my fellow pilgrim, as you take your responsibility for blossoming life seriously!
* [As you might have noticed, I enjoy reading the Bible in different translations and love comparing them. I have started linking the Bible verses to Biblegateway.com so you can easily read (and compare) them in the different versions I’ve used while preparing each post.].
Image courtesy of Mari-Anna Stålnacke. Linking up today with Dance with Jesus, Faith-filled Fridays, Five Minute Friday, and WordswithWinter.
6 thoughts on “Blossoming Life”
I love this! Especially: “It’s not up to us to force our life to look green. But it is up to us to seek Jesus.” First things first : ) Blessings! #FaithFilledFriday
First things first indeed! Thanks so much, Bethany! Blessings upon blessings!
I absolutely love that verse! Yes, it’s so true. We want our lives to blossom and we want to bear fruit. I like how you remind us that we also have a responsibility in this. Actively seeking and pursuing more of God helps us to live that blossoming life! Blessings today:)
That is a wonderful verse. It gives you a whole new perspective for sure. Thanks, Kristine. May God bless you richly as you seek Him!
Amen friend I prayed that prayer. I give thanks that He’s given me the ability to be green, vibrant, fruitful and full of life. Happy to be visiting from #dancewithjesus
Wonderful. It is indeed a huge blessing to be filled with God’s Spirit. Thank you, friend. God’s best blessings!