I recently saw a cartoon in which one character was optimistic about the new year while a second character was not as upbeat. The optimistic character was planning on a better year because it was preparing to plant flowers. As we approach the new year, we can plan to plant flowers to help brighten the new year. We also need patience to allow those seeds to grow and blossom!
We can be optimistic because we trust in God's plan. We can help plant the seeds of His love and compassion. We can share His plan for redeeming us through His Son. However, we also need to have patience and allow the seeds we plant to grow and take root before we will see the blossoms and fruits of our efforts. Through it all, we can learn to have patience by trusting God's timing and being optimistic in His plan for the seeds we plant!
Plant seeds of God's love and be patient as He nurtures them into positive results!
Thank You for the lessons You have taught me. Help me to take these lessons and plant seeds of Your love, then help me to have patience as You nurture these seeds. In Jesus' name I pray, amen.