Posted by: wwyeshua | July 31, 2021

SPIRITUAL GARDENING LESSON

1 Spiritual Gardening Lesson

Did you know that our lives are created by God to be like a blooming garden?

2 Great vegetab;e amd flower garden 

A garden is meant to be alive with lots of beautiful plants, and great tasting vegetables. 

The Bible tells us that our life can also reflect good fruit like it tells us in Galatians 5:22-23, that the fruit of the spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control, and that we can grow in our walk with Jesus and produce all of these fruits if we plant good seeds and care for them. 

So, let’s see what a plant needs to grow. Do you know what it needs? 

FIRST, it needs soil.

You can either plant a seed in a flower bed or in a garden and you can also plant a seed in a container with soil.

3 Planting seeds - English 

Using good soil will make the seed grow much better than if you plant it in a hard or rocky soil. Good soil will give the plant an opportunity to grow strong roots and became a beautiful sturdy plant. 

Our hearts were created by God to bring forth fruit when His Word is planted in them. Just as a good seed has to remain in good soil over time to germinate, the same way, the Word of God has to abide in us. 

Jesus said in John 15:7, if you remain in me and my words remain in you, you may ask for anything you want, and it will be granted!

4 Jesus-with-children-in-the-field

Jesus nurtures us and supports us. He gives us a place to extend our roots and become strong in the knowledge of Him. And He also told us that the seed which is planted on good ground is like the person who hears the Word and understands it and produces a great harvestMatthew 13:23.

Christ gives His children every possible nutrient we would ever need – encouragement, wisdom, peace, love…and His provisions are unlimited. 

SECOND, plants need sunlight. 

5 sun fo growth

Without the sun, plants can’t get the food they need to grow, reproduce and survive. The sun is the main source of energy for almost every living thing on Earth. It gives a plant the light energy it needs to photosynthesize, which converts that light energy into a storable form (glucose – their food) and keeps plants alive. 

In the same way the Bible is our sunlight. Have you ever noticed how plants grow towards the light? Check it out sometime; they look for the warmth and strength that only sunlight can give. 

The sun is so very important because in the winter time when it is cold with frost and snow, and the sun is not as strong and warm as in spring and summer, the plants die; they need the sun to stay green and to produce the food that they need to stay alive. 

As children of God, we should also look towards the light, God’s Word, for guidance, and strength. Just like the sun is a source of food for plants, the Bible is a source of many things we need in our Christian life. 

6 light-shining-e 

The Bible tells us that God’s Word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my pathPsalm 119:105. 

THIRD, plants need water. 

7 girl watering

When we first plant a seed we need to water them so they can germinate, grow and develop. Plants also need water to absorb nutrients from the soil; and they always need water to keep growing. 

Have you ever seen wilted plants? The reason is that they are thirsty and once you give them water it might take them a little while but they revive again. So as you can see water is also very important for the plant to grow and to stay healthy. Just like us, we need water to stay alive also.

8 need water 

Refreshing water is like being with people that love and obey Jesus; supporting each other as they grow. Fellowship can be refreshing to the soul, just like water is to a plant. And can help us perk up when we are down with a refreshing word from the Bible and a loving hug from a friend. 

9 Jesus the sorce of living water

Jesus said, to anyone who is thirsty, I will give the water of life. It is a free gift.Revelation 21:6 

Now that we’ve learned about what a plant needs to grow big and strong, we also need to be aware of the “weeds” that can sprout up in our garden, both in real life and in our spiritual life. Weeds can be bad influence from friends, being angry or harboring bitterness, developing bad habits like lying or cheating, not obeying our parents and many other things. 

10 Weeds and bad company

Weeds choke plants, creating an atmosphere where growing can become impossible. Weeds work in our lives much the same way. They distract us from focusing on Christ and inhibit our Christian growth. 

11 plowing your heart

Tilling the soil in our hearts, pulling the weeds, breaking up the tough ground can be hard work. But God is the divine Gardener and wants to produce a life of bountiful harvest in you if you will simply allow Him into the garden of your life.  Invite Him in … will you? 

The Bible tells that the Lord is good. How happy is the man, woman, teenager and child who trusts in Him! – Psalm 34:8.

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Always remember that as your life is maturing on the outside, you need to make sure your faith is growing on the inside also. 

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Goodbye, until next time. Until then, remember to say your prayers obey your mom and dad and do not forget to go to church and Sunday school next week.  

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