Cross Training


Our backyard is a favorite place for our family. We have a covered patio, a picnic table, chairs, and a pool. Texas lilacs and crepe myrtles fill the corners. Roses and jasmine add color and fragrance. The sprinklers water faithfully morning after morning, but water alone is not enough for maximum growth. Plants need food, too, or they don’t reach their potential. So, if I remember, our plants get a dose of Miracle-Gro. Miracle-Gro has the nutrients and minerals they need to be at their peak.

As God works the soil of our hearts, He has a special root booster, fertilizer, and weed killer, all in one. Check it out:

“ ‘ As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts. As the rain and snow come down from heaven, and do not return to it without watering the earth and making it bud and flourish, so that it yields seed for the sower and bread for the eater, so is my word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it.’ “  Isaiah 55: 9-11 (NIV)

God’s special Miracle-Gro? His Word. I love verse 11. Read it again. God’s word will always accomplish what He desires and will always achieve His purpose. Any time you read the Bible, God-things happen. It is never a waste of time. If your spirit feels a little wilted, open His word and refresh yourself. His Word works miracles.


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