Grow Where You Are Planted

Grow Where You Are Planted

A couple of years ago, my wife planted plants in our backyard. Because the massive oak tree creates so much shade, most of the plants didn’t grow. One of the plants she transplanted to the front yard, and it exploded. Now we have to figure out how to prune it back and keep it the correct size. You can grow where you are planted as long as your life is full of the Son of God.

‭‭EXODUS‬ ‭1:7‬

“But the sons of Israel were fruitful and increased greatly, and multiplied, and became exceedingly mighty, so that the land was filled with them.”

God’s blessing has always been on Israel. It’s not to say there hasn’t been judgment for wicked behavior, but they have always benefitted from God’s provision. While they were in Egypt, they were fruitful and increased significantly in numbers. It got to the point that the Egyptians became afraid that Israel would be led by an enemy to turn on them. For a family that got to Egypt with around 70 people, it became a nation over four hundred years. To counteract this, Egypt mistreated them and made them into slaves making bricks for many of the cities and possibly Pyramids. Even during this treatment, they multiplied and flourished.

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I therefore, a prisoner for the Lord, urge you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. Ephesians 4:1-3

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Chuck Musselwhite

Lead Pastor of the Village Chapel

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Chuck Musselwhite

Lead Pastor of the Village Chapel