“April showers bring May flowers.” Have you ever thought about this old statement? It poses this question, “without the rains where would the flowers be? Obviously there has to be more to flowers blooming than just rain. For one thing the seed for the flowers must be in the ground before the rain comes.
There are many things in life that require a good amount of work up front in order for there to be success. Much of the time we have to put forward effort, sacrifice, and a bit of work so that the future benefits may come. Galatians 6:9 says, “Let us not lose heart in doing good, for in due time we will reap if we do not grow weary.”
But this is a struggle in the Christian’s life. Our culture continues to gravitate away from an investment in that which is important and honorable. The cultural shift is towards that which is quick and easy. God’s creation stands as a witness against man’s natural inclination towards that which is effortless and temporal.
The rest of Galatians 6:6-10 reads,”The one who is taught the word is to share all good things with the one who teaches him. 7 Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, this he will also reap. 8 For the one who sows to his own flesh will from the flesh reap corruption, but the one who sows to the Spirit will from the Spirit reap eternal life. 9 Let us not lose heart in doing good, for in due time we will reap if we do not grow weary. 10 So then, while we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, and especially to those who are of the household of the faith.
Take the opportunity to share what you have learned with those whom God has used in your life. Sharing how you have grown in Christ may be much like the flowers that come in May. Spend more time focusing on that which is eternal and glorifies Christ by walking in the Spirit.
I pray the rains of God’s blessings in your life this month will bring more spiritual flowers that will point many to Christ.