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Bloom where you’re planted

Philippians 1:12  But I would ye should understand, brethren, that the things which happened unto me have fallen out rather unto the furtherance of the gospel; 

Philippians 1:13  So that my bonds in Christ are manifest in all the palace, and in all other places; 

Philippians 1:14  And many of the brethren in the Lord, waxing confident by my bonds, are much more bold to speak the word without fear. 

The expression “bloom where you’re planted” means a person should take advantage of the opportunities they have in their life and be grateful for the present situation.

“Be content where God has placed you in life and make the most of your opportunity.”

I was asking my wife about a different color of a tree in the mist of all the other trees. How did they get there?Her answer was, “birds gather seeds from other places and drop them to the ground and they bloom where there planted”.

Live the Life God’s Given You!

Live as You Are Called

1Co 7:17  But as God hath distributed to every man, as the Lord hath called every one, so let him walk. And so ordain I in all churches. 

1Co 7:18  Is any man called being circumcised? let him not become uncircumcised. Is any called in uncircumcision? let him not be circumcised. 1Co 7:19  Circumcision is nothing, and uncircumcision is nothing, but the keeping of the commandments of God. 

1Co 7:20  Let every man abide in the same calling wherein he was called. 

1Co 7:21  Art thou called being a servant? care not for it: but if thou mayest be made free, use it rather. 

1Co 7:22  For he that is called in the Lord, being a servant, is the Lord’s freeman: likewise also he that is called, being free, is Christ’s servant. 

1Co 7:23  Ye are bought with a price; be not ye the servants of men. 

1Co 7:24  Brethren, let every man, wherein he is called, therein abide with God. 

Where ever Paul went he turned his prisons into a pulpit. 

1Co 3:6  I have planted, Apollos watered; but God gave the increase. 

1Co 3:7  So then neither is he that planteth any thing, neither he that watereth; but God that giveth the increase. 

Acts 9:20;29 Paul preaching

Acts 16:6-34

Paul and Silas in Prison

The Philippian Jailer Converted

So God is telling us “To Bloom Where we are Planted”.

Mat 28:18  And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. 

Mat 28:19  Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: 

Mat 28:20  Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.

“NATIONS”-a large body of people united by common descent, history, culture, or language, inhabiting a particular country or territory. (country,state,land)

“HIGHWAYS & HEDGES”

Luk_14:23  And the lord said unto the servant, Go out into the highways and hedges, and compel them to come in, that my house may be filled.

“The highways and hedges” are the main roads and the country lanes.  “Hedges” also speaks of crossing the dividing wall between Jew and Gentile (Ephesians 2:14).  It means pushing all the boundaries and going out to the ends of the earth.

We must “compel them to come in” leaves us in no doubt of our duty as followers of Christ with regard to fulfilling the Great Commission. Only, it means compel them by love, not force.

“HOME”

Relating to the place where one lives.

Where you hang your hat.

Home means an enjoyable, happy place where you can live, laugh and learn. It’s somewhere where you are loved, respected, and cared for.

Where you are at.

God places a lot of emphasis on the HOME.

Does people see you as the same person every time they see you?

Are you the same in God’s house as you are at home?

Can the world see Jesus in you?