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Bloom and Grow {Free Printable Kit}

We all hear that you should bloom where you are planted.  What does that mean, though? And is it really even possible?

Let's talk about it for a minute.

Bloom and Grow: Free Printable kit, Grace in Color, The Lilypad

1 Timothy 6:6-8 says “godliness with contentment is great gain. For we brought nothing into the world, and we cannot take anything out of the world. But if we have food and clothing, with these we will be content.”

From how I see it, in order to bloom, we must be content.  But let's be honest, this is hard sometimes.

In Philippians 4:11-13, Paul says “Not that I am speaking of being in need, for I have learned in whatever situation I am to be content. I know how to be brought low, and I know how to abound. In any and every circumstance, I have learned the secret of facing plenty and hunger, abundance and need.  I can do all things through him who strengthens me”

So, let's back up and think about what contentment is.  Paul implies in this passage that he has learned the secret to this.  And it is Christ.

It comes from putting your focus on Jesus and allowing him to become your strength.

This is what will take your attention off your current circumstances and allow you to be content in them.  Keeping your eyes firmly on Jesus.  It will cause you to overflow with gratitude for what he has done, and for what he continues to do in your life.

Enjoy this free printable as a reminder.

He planted you where you are.  The joy of the Lord is your strength.  And when you come to truly know this, you will bloom.

Jen

 

Bloom and Grow: Grace in Color free printable, The Lilypad

29 Comments

  1. Monica on at 11:47 pm

    Cute flowers! Thank you!



  2. Denette on at 12:08 am

    Thank you!



  3. Liz in Tx on at 10:36 am

    Thank you for your beautiful contribution to the collab!



  4. Violet on at 1:58 pm

    Thanks so much!



  5. Lynn G on at 2:19 pm

    Thank you!



  6. Cherylndesigns on at 3:49 pm

    Thanks so much, Jen! 🙂



  7. Pam K on at 5:27 pm

    Thank you!



  8. Sue Philips on at 10:05 pm

    Thank you!



  9. Electra on at 10:25 pm

    Thank you!



  10. AnikA on at 12:40 am

    thanks so much



  11. Christie -Chippi- on at 1:35 am

    Thank you!



  12. Henriett on at 2:49 am

    Thank you so much!



  13. Gaelle on at 4:36 am

    thank you very much Jen



  14. Lis on at 6:37 am

    Thank you so much!



  15. Vicki on at 6:57 am

    Thank you.



  16. nemla on at 11:45 am

    Thank you !



  17. AmandaJ on at 11:02 am

    Thank you so much!



  18. Jen on at 11:30 am

    Beautifully expressed. Thank you so much, Jen xo



  19. tajicat on at 8:53 pm

    Thanks so much! 🙂



  20. LeeAnn on at 11:21 am

    Thank you so much!



  21. Nancy aka physioscrapper on at 9:47 pm

    Thanks so much, Jen!



  22. Traci Lowrey on at 2:10 pm

    thank you so much



  23. Kristie on at 2:10 pm

    Thank you for sharing your talents. God bless you!



  24. Johanna on at 5:11 pm

    Thanks so much, Jen!! 🙂



  25. miss becki on at 5:54 pm

    Thank you for sharing your lovely work. 🙂



  26. Joanne on at 4:59 am

    Thank you very much



  27. KimR. on at 8:33 am

    Thank you very much!



  28. SeattleSheri on at 9:01 am

    Thank you so much!



  29. Alisha Gravette on at 11:43 am

    How lovely! Thank you so much for leaving your download up a little longer.