Branching out–expanding your spiritual life

Jesus said to them, “Why are you terrified, O you of little faith?”
          –Matthew 8: 26

Branching out--photo by Julie McCarty

As it was growing, how did this tree know when it was time for the trunk to become two major life lines to the rest of the branches?

I could answer, the DNA in the cells tell it how to grow–but then, how does the DNA know? 

Growth is a mysterious process, highly individualized. God calls us to keep growing in our spiritual lives, no matter what our chronological age.

Is there something in your life that God wants to expand? A new experiment with prayer? A different service to others? A fresh way of looking at life in general?

What stops you from “branching out” in this new way? Is it fear? Exhaustion? Laziness? Something else blocking your path?

Will you pray with me?

Come, Holy Spirit, help us to listen for your voice, leading us along the path of discipleship. Please give us the courage to put aside all fear and to bravely try whatever new things God may desire of us. Help us to grow strong in faith, like this tree that bravely stands through all kinds of weather. 

Until next time, Amen! 

One thought on “Branching out–expanding your spiritual life

  1. Reblogged this on Easter Prays and commented:

    Hi Easter People!
    The second half of summer often includes preparing for the new school year: buying new clothes, signing up for extra curricular activities, and planning how and when homework will get done. While you are preparing for your academic growth, you might want to ponder whatever ways God is calling you to grow in your life of prayer and Christian service as an adult. I thought you might enjoy this post from my blog Spiritual Drawing Board. God bless! — Easter member, Julie McCarty

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