Axonopus Compressus

November 8, 2020
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Recently, the Lord drew my attention to this species of grass. The common name for it is carpet grass. It is often used as permanent pasture or groundcover, but mostly, it is planted in lawns. This is what I heard in my spirit:

    Look at these grasses. There is nothing that can really stop them from spreading luxuriantly. They are often trampled upon by everyone, yet they bring out the beauty in our lawns. They don't need any special treatment before they can grow well, neither do they require a fertile soil before they can spread. They do well in any soil in which they are planted, though they are pressed on all sides by the foot of men and though they suffer competition from weeds for space, light, and nutrients. And whenever it rains, as long as they get enough water supply, they become greener and fresher. What about you, whom I made in My image and likeness?

2 Corinthians 4:8 – We are hedged in (pressed) on every side [troubled and oppressed in every way], but not cramped or crushed; we suffer embarrassments and are perplexed and unable to find a way out, but not driven to despair. (AMPC)

Friend, we might be troubled on every side now; life might seem like it's going to end because of the weight of our burdens; we suffer embarrassments, frustrations, and rejection; but we will overcome in due time and spread luxuriantly because we have Christ in us and by our sides.

If carpet grasses could spread and become greener and fresher by having a bountiful supply of ordinary water, what about us? We have the Holy Spirit, and He is the living water; He is in us and with us. We should know that when we lean on Him and fellowship with Him, we will have life and be resurrected. As Christians, we should know that no matter what happens, we are the beauty in our families and in our world today.

Beloved, the future is glorious. Refuse to be flustered by your present challenges.

Here are the words of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ:

Matthew 6:30-32 – But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is alive and green and tomorrow is tossed into the furnace, will He not much more surely clothe you, O you of little faith? Therefore do not worry and be anxious, saying, What are we going to have to eat? or, What are we going to have to drink? or, What are we going to have to wear? For the Gentiles (heathen) wish for and crave and diligently seek all these things, and your heavenly Father knows well that you need them all. (AMPC)

Pray with me:

Prayer: Lord Jesus, I trust In You, and I know that in You, I am victorious. No matter the present situation around me, I walk in a realm of newness and freshness by the power of the Holy Spirit, and I thank You that I am spreading and increasing on all sides, in Jesus' name. Amen.


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Owen Osa <owengodson1@gmail.com>
Benin City, Edo State, Nigeria

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1 Comment

  • PresbyCan Feedback says:

    Thank you for the beautiful message.


    Thanks for the good word, Owen. Be safe.


    Thank you, Owen, for sharing this timely message with us. Blessings.


    Thank you, Owen. When I walk on grass, I will remember your devotional and be thankful.


    The two-year Scripture passage for today, Psalm 65, also meshed perfectly
    with your devotional! Amazing!


    Dear Owen,
    This is an interesting treatment of an interesting topic. Good writing!
    Even the hymn of the day has a bit of a connection.
    Blessings to you.


    We are in Canada. We read this devotional this morning and truly appreciated it. Sometimes it appears that we (Christians) are like the grass, trampled upon, but we can persevere and grow with the Spirit’s encouragement.
    Blessings.


    Beautiful.
    Thank you.


    Hi Owen,
    Thank you for this encouraging message! I love the analogy you made with grass – so true!
    Blessings.


    Thank you. Through Christ, we are warriors marching through this world, victoriously.


    Grateful for these good words from you today, Owen. Especially on a simple thing we take for granted – like grass. Joy in your life today. And blessings.

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