"Our family will base our success on one thing...our impact for the Kingdom of Christ." -Rick Burgess

Friday, November 18, 2011

Five Minute Friday - Grow

Liking up with Lisa-Jo today for another fabulous Five Minute Friday!

Today's word is.......GROW.

Here I go.

My first thought when I saw grow was....Oh how I hope my waistline doesn't "grow" too much next week during Thanksgiving. Cause I'm about to dive all up in some turkey and dressing, cranberry salad, cheesy rice, green bean casserole and a pie of some sort. My pants feel a little tighter just thinking about it all.

OK so now that I got that out of the way....let's get on to some real meat.

Like ummm...the meat of His Word.

    "For he will be like a tree planted by the water, That extends its roots by a stream And will not fear when the heat comes ; But its leaves will be green, And it will not be anxious in a year of drought Nor cease to yield fruit."   Jeremiah 17:8

I love this description...being a tree planted by the water. Being a tree that grows deep roots. Being a tree that won't fear when the  hard times heat comes.

It blesses my heart to watch people grow in their relationship with Christ. It especially blesses me to see my girls growing in their walk. Seeing the fruit that they bare in their small sphere of influence.

Thank you Lord for the growth and the growing pains. Because with one usually comes the other.

Uggh! My time is up! Spent too much time talking about food. Sorry you had to "see" me being a glutton.

Thanking God for helping me grow,



  1. Mmmm. I love that verse. And the growth that it demonstrates. God's word is so rich. Thanks for sharing this today. And I hope you enjoy your Thanksgiving meal!

  2. Thanks for stopping by. Praying your weekend is full of love and rest.

  3. Grow and growing pains - yes, thankful to Him throughout it all!

  4. Hi Tracey, I came by from 5 Minute Friday. What first drew me was the beautiful profile photo of you and your daughters. I then read your About me and enjoyed getting to know you better. I prayed for your husband and family.

    I also enjoyed reading your "grow" post. You made me smile about the food-talk :) but your message was so powerful. I am a Mommy and a Grandma and the most important things to me is seeing each of them GROW in CHRIST so I understand that.

    I look forward to getting to know you better as we both continue to GROW in the LORD until He calls us home.


  5. I just have to laugh at the food comment - because I totally get it. Of course, this year will be a challenge since I've gone gluten free and dairy free, but I still need to be careful I don't OVER eat. Because that is definitely NOT the kind of growing I want to do. ;)

    And yes, there are growing pains in the growing closer to Him, but all well worth it. :)

  6. @Lisa, thank you so much for the sweet comment about my photo. So glad you stopped by.

    @Caroline and Stephanie, yes those pains hurt when you're going through them but I love the hindsight. I just suddenly thought of the song that goes "I can see clearly now the rain is gone." That's just how my crazy brain is working today! LOL :) God Bless you all.

  7. I am with you...that turkey is worrying me about my waistline, too! Actually, more like the dessert table. =)
    Great post, Tracey! Hope you have a great Thanksgiving!

  8. Thanks Jamie! Happy Thanksgiving!