This semester I took a botany class. Which is really the best time for me, any time prior, I would have less appreciation for the study of plants. Even though I thought I would have a different experience, and I was going to love everything about it. But I am very grateful for the class because my professor is very knowledgeable about the subject, he actually helps write our text books.
But anyway, George Valliant said, " if you want to study the lives of men, then study trees." I know there is alot more to us then trees for sure. I read in his Harvard University Study, that Love "good relationships" is really the main contributor to a persons happiness and state of well being and longevity. Yes, Love- including forgiveness.
Initially his comment on trees was a little whack to me. But then I saw things in a different light. God is the creator of all things so all of creation testifies of His Majesty. In nature, "What May Seem Chaos is actually beauty and harmony."
Sometimes if a tree is completely destroyed in a forest fire, it is actually for the purpose of survival. Even when a dead tree just falls dead it benefits the rest of the surrounding land. Recycles nutrients, growing space for others to grow and food for fungi. Okay so you just took a Botany simple crash course basics...
The good news is I'm not here to tell you, that your going to be used as food for fungi.hahah! I think that I grew up almost wanting to runaway from problems sometimes instead of facing them. It s almost like when we go through something the first thing that can pop in your mind is why? or Why me? "Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face your trials of many kinds.(James 1:2)" His intent was, that now, through the church, the manifold wisdom of God should be made known to the rulers and the authorities in the heavenly realms, according to his eternal purpose which he accomplished in Christ Jesus our Lord." Ephesians 3:10-11)
So I learned something metaphorically speaking. And I am speaking encouragement to myself: nature automatically knows what to do in its DNA. So you know what you are also designed by the Heavenly Father to face problems and solve them, not just to runaway from them. For the last couple of months a friend of mine recommended a book titled " Blessing your Spirit." It says,"The problems God has designed for you to solve will bring the greatest treasures in your life. People are remembered for the problems they solve or the problems they create. May you be blessed with wisdom and pure Joy when you face different kinds of problems. May you be blessed with rejoicing in the situation, instead of complaining and turning back."
Sometimes we experience loss, whether its a job, or a relationship. Sometimes what we face according to our view is the unbearable it just seems like life as we know is going to end. But whatever situation the Lord has entrusted you with, can be your best comeback. You have the opportunity to see the Lord demonstrate his infinite Manifold Wisdom in the situation and reveal his faithfulness. You can have the courage to face the problem you think you cant handle, and you will have room to have new life in you. Your character is just being polished for better things when you pass the test, just like Joseph. It was God that put him into prison, yet it was God who took him out. Not only did he take him out of prison, God blessed Joseph, he let his character be polished and I am pretty sure he knew the Lord was with him through it all. It was God that let Job be tested, yet it was God who restored him double. Your best days may actually be ahead of you and behind you. For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. (Jeremiah 29:11)
This tree is dependent on the Son-Light and for that reason its stature is a inclined towards Him.