April 14, 2013

Nothing is Wasted

Fox River Park

Sunday Scripture

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Okay, I'm sure you're wondering why I have an autumnal picture posted when spring is just around the corner (it is, isn't it?) There is a reason. 

Have you ever noticed the depth of organic debris on the forest floor? Nothing is wasted in nature. Everything that falls to the ground is either eaten by something larger (and then left as waste) or simply begins the process of decay. Slowly, everything becomes food for the microbes in the soil; and as they are further broken down, the elements become food for the plants themselves. It's a very efficient system.

God's purpose for our lives makes certain nothing is wasted in us, either. Every opportunity to make a mistake is an opportunity to learn. Every gift that we have is a chance to share who we are. God can use all that we encounter in life as a learning experience, an opportunity for us to grow in spirit, and to grow closer to Him.

We need to be tuned into these opportunities for growth. If we are beaten down by life, and have no hope, it may be hard to see the promise in a missed opportunity or a broken dream. This is where trust plays a great part in our relationship with our Redeemer. The truth is, we can turn to God at any time, in gratefulness or sorrow. He is waiting for us to come to Him.

Keeping our heart open to the possibilities is extremely difficult when life looks hopeless, but it is the only way to see our way forward. Trust in God that He has a plan, and that He will use everything we endure to lead us into a closer relationship with Him. 
Taken this morning outside my back door

In God, there is always hope. Nothing is wasted, in the hands of our Redeemer. 
Trust Him, and believe that He will make all things new.   

"After everyone was full, Jesus told his disciples, “Now gather the leftovers, so that nothing is wasted.”
John 6:12 (NLT)

Enjoy Jason Gray's beautiful and truth filled song "Nothing is Wasted".

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