Buck Grove Baptist Church
Sunday, May 20, 2018
Glorifying God by Changing Lives for Christ

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Pastor David Campbell

 

 

Spring is here! It is time to get seeds in the ground or it soon will be. It is perhaps a lit-tle early for most things to be planted, but it is time to begin to think about it. Pretty soon the seeds will go in the ground. The shoots will push through the soil. The garden will come to life. That is just the beginning as we look forward to the produce we will enjoy later on. But it will not happen if we don’t sow in the spring. Let’s use this as an illustration of our spiritual life. What spiritual produce would you like to see in your life? What will it take for that to happen? What spiritual seeds need to be planted? What preparation needs to take place in the soil of your heart? What cultivation needs to be done in order to uproot and destroy any spiritual weeds growing in the garden of your soul? Fruit doesn’t just happen. What happens naturally is not order but chaos where weeds and pestilence destroy. As there is a constant struggle with nature, even so in the spiritual life there is a constant struggle between the old nature and the new nature. If we do nothing, if we just let nature takes it course, we will not be making the progress God would have us make. If we are not putting to death the deeds of the flesh, they will be damaging our spiritual wellbeing. A garden doesn’t just happen, neither does a well-tended soul. The Bible says "the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, pa-tience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control" (Gal. 5:22-23). How about picking out one of these to concentrate on this spring. As you prayerfully attend to this with reliance upon the Lord, expect the Lord to bless your soul with growth in this area of your life. May your soul prosper far better than your most productive gar-den ever did.

 

God be with you,

Bro. Dave