I haven’t done a nugget in a long time, but the thing about nuggets is that they don’t have to be an all the time thing. Nuggets are sweet little God drops that hit your spirit for such a time as this. I like to share my nuggets with you all because the other thing about nuggets is most of the time, they are just what someone is needing to hear.
As I was driving the other day I saw a newly planted tree. It wasn’t yet big or strong enough to support itself so it had stakes around it with strings wrapped around the trunk for extra support. Eventually the tree will grow stronger, it’s trunk will be thicker, and it will be able to weather any wind or storm that comes along all on its own.
I realized that newly planted Christians are the same way. These brothers and sisters in Christ are fresh and weak and most of the time can’t stand on their own. For the first little while, they will need extra support and strength from older, wiser, “been there/done that” men and women of God. With the prayers and guidance from “tough, sturdy, mighty oaks,” new Christians will begin to flourish and thrive. Then they’ll be able to turn around and do the same thing —– offer extra support to yet another fresh “tree” in the kingdom.
If you’re a little bit of a weaker Christian needing to become established and firmly planted, surround yourself with Godly saints who not only talk the talk, but also walk the walk. And if you’ve been there, done that and bought the t-shirt, then step up and be an encourager to those who are young in the Lord.
“Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful. But his delight is in the law of the Lord; and in his law doth he meditate day and night. And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.”