“A seed doesn’t struggle to become a tree. It simply unfolds in grace.” (Chopra) Everything a tree needs to become a tree: grand, enriched with life-giving nutrients, and full of color—is inside the seed. The tree doesn’t have to strive to reach its fullest potential. Everything needed for growth is present in the seed long before it breaks open, travels through the dark unknown, and bursts through the soil. This is true with all life. It is astounding to consider the abundant life force in every seed. 

2 Peter 1:3 states, “His divine power has given us everything we require for life and Godliness through the knowledge of Him who called us by His own glory and goodness.”

Are you sowing seeds, or have seeds been sowed into your life? I believe the answer is yes. We all have dreams and desires. Maybe some of you are fortunate enough to have someone speak life over you—planting seeds of hope and purpose.  2 Peter 1:8 goes on to say, “Since these virtues are already planted deep within you and you possess them in abundant supply, they will keep you from being inactive or fruitless…”

Christ has indeed deposited within our spirits everything we need for life and devotion to God. 

Our hearts and spirits are fertile ground for new growth. We can rejoice that “He who began a glorious work in us will carry it on to completion.”

Barbra Koehnlein is a CYA Trainer and Member Service Coordinator.