Our summer is quickly drawing to a close; but I certainly have enjoyed the variety of flowers in my yard this year. They’re all different; some blooming early, some later, some bloom all summer, and a few only display their blossoms for a day or so and quickly wilt away. My hibiscus is like that. They have huge, beautiful blossoms, but unfortunately each blossom doesn’t last long. At least I have my picture to look at and remember how beautiful they were.
We certainly are all different, too, aren’t we? Today I want us to think about and answer that question in my heading, “What Kind of a “bloomer” are you?” Many times when a person trusts the Lord Jesus Christ as their Savior, they are so excited in their new-found faith, and it’s easy for them to share and testify of what the lord has done for them. They are “Blooming” in their new faith. Others may not “bloom” until later on in life when they have matured more spiritually. There are some I know who are “always blooming,” but unfortunately some “bloom a short time” and wilt when trials and difficult circumstances come their way.
With many of my flowers I needed to “pinch off” the old blossoms so more would take their place. God may need to do that with each of us once in awhile. Sometimes there are just things we need to get rid of in our life so we can continue to bloom for the Lord. God has a way of letting us know when it’s time for that.
No matter our age, young or old, God still wants us to bloom. The thing that will help to keep us blooming is being in the Word of God every day. That’s our spiritual plant food!
So, were you able to answer the question and honestly admit, “What Kind of a Bloomer are You?
Wouldn’t it be wonderful to hear the Lord say,
“Well done, thou good and faithful servant (you have bloomed well – my words);
enter into the joy of the Lord.” Matt. 25:21