My house looks like a jungle now that the first freeze threat of the season has come. My home has a covered patio where I hang baskets along the edge of the roofline, and some of those plants I wanted to keep. I also have a straggly schefflera plant in a huge pot on rollers that comes inside every year. Every year I wonder how much longer I will be able to keep it alive, because it is failing to thrive for sure.
However my Christmas cactus in the hanging basket is blooming again, the second time this year. I just hope it blooms for Christmas. The secret of making the Christmas cactus blooms is to have a consistent light and darkness for a certain period of time to signal time to bloom.
When I was first married and my husband returned from military duty in Germany, he said it was like moving into the jungle when he moved home to live with me. I had houseplants everywhere. I have always raised African violets although in the last few years, I haven’t kept up with them as well as I used to.
I have a fluorescent Grow- Light that puts out a special light wave that plants like, which makes the plants grow faster and better in every way. Just about every kind of plant likes the Grow-Light. The more light the plants get, the bigger they grow, and the more they bloom. The Grow-Light produces the optimal light pattern for the plant’s growth.
God has an optimal plan for our lives too. He knows just what we need to make us grow spiritually, physically, and in every way. When God gave us eternal life, He recreated our dead spirits and we were born again. He called us out of the kingdom of darkness into the kingdom of Light.
“For you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light.” I Peter 2: 9.
When His Light shines on us, we grow and bloom bigger than ever before.