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Lessons from an Aster

An Aster is the flower for the month of September. It grows well in cool, slightly moist, sunny environments and blossoms beautifully in Autumn. They attract butterflies, bees, and birds with their colorful star-like appearance and sweet fragrance, and have a star-like appearance. With a lot of care, the Aster grows into a beautiful flower. Here are three lessons we can learn from an Aster.

1. Environment

Many flowers require a specific environment to grow well and blossom. Just as the Aster flower requires cool temperatures, moisture, and sun to stay healthy and bloom as expected, humans require a specific environment to grow healthy. The Bible states how we are to live and grow, and provides instructions for parents on how to raise children correctly. If we obey God and use the tools He provides, we too will grow healthy, mentally, spiritually, and physically, and bloom when it is our time. Nothing is perfect or guaranteed because we live in a sinful world with sinful bodies, but if God has blessed us with physical health, it is our responsibility to take care of our bodies to stay healthy, the same as our mental health. Spiritual health is needed and is everyone's responsibility as we cannot overcome difficulties or enter heaven without a spiritual relationship with Jesus Christ. Also, being a parent and raising your child or children is every mother's and father's duty. For Biblical instructions and guidance, read the Bible and to the best of your ability, create an environment that is healthy and centered around God.

2. Care

An Aster requires care to prevent rot, disease, and death. We also require care to remain lovely, healthy and survive. Care includes instilling healthy habits in your life, such as staying hydrated, eating healthy, exercising, praying to God, reading your Bible, focusing on the blessings in your life, being productive, and caring for others.

3. Attractive

An Aster attracts butterflies, bees, and birds because of their colorful appearance and sweet fragrance. We should attract others with our lovely appearance and sweet fragrance. The status and appearance of your heart, mind, and soul greatly affect your outward appearance. Someone who is kind, helpful, caring, sweet, positive, grateful, appreciative, encouraging, supportive, and comforting looks more beautiful, lovelier, and brighter than someone who is mean, negative, bullying, ungrateful, disrespectful, and callous. As Christians, it is our duty to demonstrate and share God's love and the fruit of the Spirit to the world so when they look at us and our lives, they see the light and love of Jesus Christ. We need to be the kind of people that others want to be around and go to for help or advice because of our sweet fragrance.

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