Being nurtured and growing gracefully

Published 1:14 pm Wednesday, August 16, 2023

As we spend time in God’s presence, his voice becomes clearer.  When reflecting on where I am in life now from where I was years ago, I realized in God’s presence I heard the Holy Spirit say that we must grow out of situations. Grow in the meaning of maturing.

As I am writing these words a mental picture came in my mind of a flower surpassing all the others and standing out. What could have caused this flower to do this? Even though it was still in the same place as the others. I would like to say the nurture of it caused it to grow beyond all the others. Something may have hindered the others from getting all they need.

In life sometimes this happens. Comparing us to the flower, what we take in while we are in a place will determine how we come out of a place. Or if we come out of it. We can be at a standstill in the natural but mentally, emotionally, and spiritually, we are allowing God to nurture us.

By nurturing us properly it causes us to mature and we no longer think or conduct ourselves as we did years ago. Everything around us may look the same but we are no longer the same.

Sometimes we may wonder why we are in a place so long. Seeming as if we will never get out. Could it be that we are not allowing God to nurture us? Could it be that we are taking in substance that will not help us to mature beyond where we are? We must be very careful what we take into our lives. If it doesn’t cause us to grow beyond where we are; we are taking a risk of staying where we are at.

God is a moving God. We display that he is moving in our life by maturing in it. Going beyond where we are just as the flower did. Even if we are still in the same place. I would like to encourage you to grow gracefully by allowing God to nurture you properly.

God Bless!


January Scott is the author of four children’s books. Her most recent publication “Will There Ever Be A Mrs. Edna Again?” is about the love of her grandmother. She can be reached at 985-210-1231 or email