“J” Is For Japanese Honeysuckle

In some ways Christians are like that honeysuckle. As they yield to the influence of the Holy Spirit He will gradually take over them conforming them more and more into the Lord’s image. As this growth occurs they will spread and reach out to others. The breeze that the Father blows will carry their fragrance leaving a scent trail that will attract seekers and repel those who continually reject the Lord. Some will even take all kinds of measures to keep them in check, and to even destroy them, but in the end their efforts will be in vain.

Serenaded Softly

This is a closeup of Japanese Honeysuckle (Lonicera japonica) growing around the base of a sweet gum tree in my backyard.

From this angle  you can see more honeysuckle growing on a tree stump just two the left of these chairs. It completely covered the stump quickly, and I pruned it, so that it looks like a big round shrub. Behind the chairs is a planting of tiger lilies that had not bloomed yet that year.

Scripture reference;

1 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.

And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.” Romans 12:1-2 KJV

Japanese Honeysuckle is an extremely vigorous…

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  1. Debbie said,

    April 12, 2015 at 3:47 am

    I loved the comparison to Christians and how the Holy Spirit gradually over takes us! :). Thank you so much for doing these posts!
    Love, deb

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