Devotional: Lessons From The Earthworm

Psalm 145:9
The LORD is good to all: and His tender mercies are over all His works.

Before possibly taking offense in my comparison to our Lord’s works with that of an earthworm, please allow me to explain.

As I have mentioned before, I was not raised growing plants or doing gardening; however, I have come to understand the importance of the worm!

Today I went out and was transplanting little plants I bought about two weeks ago (I should have already taken them out of the tiny containers, but one thing after another came up and I just haven’t until now).

Last year I was tickled that some of my experiments actually produced! I was so thankful that the Lord allowed what I planted to grow healthy and bring forth pretty flowers and tomatoes!

I brought the pots I used last year upstairs to the porch where my others plants did so well. When I picked up one pot, I noticed in the dark, rich soil, a little worm squiggling. “Please don’t get on me,” I asked nicely. “You go do what you need to do, but I need you NOT to get ON me!”

The little fella had no intention of hurting me. He was there to help and I was just rude and unappreciative. I completely disregarded just how much I needed and actually want his help!

Do we want the Lord to work in and around our lives but from a distance at times? What happens when the Lord touches our lives? I am a girly-girl, so the thought of digging around with the possibility of the worm getting me, freaked me out more than a little. Just like Wormy, when the Lord directly impacts your life, you are going to feel it! It’s not gross or icky, but it tends to be, at the very least, intense! He does not mean you any harm. the Lord’s presence can be overwhelming, indeed, and we don’t always know what to do with that.

If Wormster needed, he would have only used me as a bridge from place to place; likewise, the Lord touches us as He maneuvers from one area of our lives to another
So be calm, He is not going to hurt you. When the sissy part of you gets anxious about that personal encounter, remember that the Lord is there to work for your good to provide you with a life, healthy and producing fruits! Keep your heart’s soil fertilized with the Word and watered with prayer then watch how the Lord works to yield things you never expected!

I’ll bet you think that the earthworm is only good for fishbait. Well, think again. The earthworm is one of nature’s top “soil scientists.” The earthworm is responsible for a lot of the things that help make our soil good enough to grow healthy plants and provide us food.
Worms help to increase the amount of air and water that gets into the soil. They break down organic matter, like leaves and grass into things that plants can use. When they eat, they leave behind castings that are a very valuable type of fertilizer.

Earthworms are like free farm help. They help to “turn” the soil—bringing down organic matter from the top and mixing it with the soil below. Another interesting job that the worm has is that of making fertilizer. If there are 500,000 worms living in an acre of soil, they could make 50 tons of castings. That’s like lining up 100,000 one pound coffee cans filled with castings. These same 500,000 worms burrowing into an acre of soil can create a drainage system equal to 2,000 feet of 6-inch pipe. Pretty amazing for just a little old worm, don’t you think?

Having worms around in your garden is a real good sign that you have a healthy soil.

Prayer
Thank You, Father
That You give us Your creation to teach us about Yourself

We give You praise for all things, including the little worms You have made
And for the amazing work they do and the contribution they make to help keep the soil moving as it should
As we take these little creatures for granted, how much more so do we often times overlook the details of our lives
You work in every second of the day.
We are never beyond Your watchful eyes, Lord

Thank You for keeping stirred up within us, Father
Hope, love, peace, grace and so much more
It is in, through and by You Alone
Are we able to sprout into something beautiful and useful

May we continue to grow, Lord
Even in seasons when it seems are lives are dormant, Father
You are at work in us
You never forget nor neglect us, God

Please keep us in your Word to study and learn
And in constant communication with You through prayer

Thank You for the Work You have done, are doing and continue to do until
That Glorious Day we are with our King
In full bloom!

In Jesus Name
Amen

Songs
“He Touched Me”

“This Is My Father’s World”

CREDITS:GOD THE FATHER, JESUS, HOLY SPIRIT, SCRIPTURE
chapters and verses from the Word
stories and experiences from personal use, family and friends
encouraging words from the Lord,
family and friends
Ability and opportunity to share the Word of God
google, youtube, biblehub, http://urbanext.illinois.edu/worms/live/

About voicevessel bwc

First, and most importantly, I love Jesus Christ and I trust in Him as my Lord and Savior. I was raised in a Christian home by a godly dad and mom (who planned and had me in July before turning 42 in August), and 5 older siblings. My father passed away when I was 7 and my mother (who went to be with the Lord in 2005 at 81) never remarried. As a child, I was bullied at school, so I did not have many friends. I didn't want to tell my mom this because I knew she had enough worry being a widow at 50. I know what it is like to be lonely. As an adult, God showed me the value of His Friendship and has blessed me, too, with rich relationships with dear friends who also love the Lord. My husband and I (married 31 years as of 2020), have three wonderful, adult children and son-in-law as well as three darling grandchildren. Along with many others, my husband lost his job, but we refuse to be fearful or angry. The Lord has provided for us and we are so thankful for the opportunity to express gratitude through personal contact and occasional memories I share through writing. I believe the Lord has given me a venue to engage with others and a means to share His Word. Thank you for checking out my page. I hope you enjoy what you read. If there is anything positive or insightful in the devotionals (NOT CALLING MY WRITING "INSPIRED" by any means!), I give all credit and glory to Jesus Christ! On the other side of that, when something makes no sense, that's all me
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