Walk Like a Potato

Have you seen these plastic wrapped potatoes?

Apparently, you can buy these at your local grocery store, pop them in the microwave for 7 minutes and BAM! Perfectly cooked potato. Amazing.

What is more amazing– have you ever noticed how potatoes continue to grow and sprout even after pulled out of the ground? How do you explain this? They aren’t receiving any outside nutrients, but on their own, they grow “eyes”. Amazing, again.

(Sidenote: I wish the flowers I buy would do this!)

Often, we are like potatoes.

(Huh? What, Kim is saying that I am a potato now?!)

Yes, a potato– not Mr. Potato Head— though he is cool and provides endless hours of entertainment.

But often God pulls out of our rich soil– our family, job, home, our Christian community– anything that we cling to that isn’t the Lord– and He places us elsewhere to continue our growth in Him.

Let’s look to James 1: 2-5 (NIV),

Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him.”

When He pulls us out of our rich soil, it may often be in the form of a trial. He does this– not because he is trying to be mean, but because He loves us. His love is so great that He wants us to mature in our walk with Him– learn to rely only on Him– and move closer to His righteousness.

So—Embrace your time out of the soil, potato 🙂


5 Responses to “Walk Like a Potato”

  1. 1 Gospel Girl
    February 11, 2009 at 2:56 pm

    haha love it Kim! i went home after small group and tried to look up why potato’s grow even when they are not in the ground anymore. great analogy! keep up the good work

  2. 2 mellodaisy
    February 11, 2009 at 2:57 pm

    I bet those potatoes have some many preservatives in them! Make sure you look at the ingredients before you pop it in the microwave! it could be heart attack in a potato.

  3. 3 Anonymous
    February 11, 2009 at 2:58 pm

    I have a Darth Tater Mr. Potato Head, he’s kind of awesome…

  4. 4 Anonymous
    February 11, 2009 at 3:17 pm

    Kim you didn’t mention the free tomatoes you got. Is there a biblical principal behind that one? Hmmmmmmmmmm……….?

  5. 5 Kim Cotterman
    February 11, 2009 at 3:21 pm

    Haha…I don’t what the Biblical principal is behind free tomatoes! Nice grocer?I got free brownies today from my Cosi guy, Dave! I never get free stuff!

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