Title: Seek, Nurture, Flourish
Materials: Digital Collage
Artwork by: Rachel Summers (www.rachelsummersillustration.com)
Description: This series is inspired by a collection of verses with a united message: growing comes from knowing. At its simplest, if we want to grow in faith we must keep filling ourselves with God’s word. Faith is not passive, and each image shows the figure acting in response to God; seeking, nurturing, bearing fruit.
“You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.” (Jeremiah 29:13)
Faith is not passive, blind or without reason. It is a choice that starts with seeking God’s word, and it leads us to him. The more we know, the more our faith grows.
“Seek and you will find” (Matthew 7:7)
God’s word is often described as a seed planted in our hearts, and we nurture it daily through prayer and Bible reading. The more we know God, the more our faith grows and flourishes.
“Blessed is the one… whose delight is in the law of the Lord, and who meditates on his law day and night. That person is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither— whatever they do prospers.” (Psalm 1)
“Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit” (Galatians 5)
Just as a tree is known by the fruit it produces, we are known by our fruit: our actions show where our heart belongs. As we remain in God, our lives will bear good fruit, “fruit that will last” (John 15) and we can rest in his provision.