My Garden

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My Garden

Unread post by Marie »

I love to sit and gaze at my flower garden first thing in the morning, watching hummingbirds and butterflies enjoy its nectar. Just seeing it fills me with peace. Whenever I walk by, I can’t help but pull a few weeds. I love putting my hand to it and continually taking care of it.

My flower garden is doing well this summer. It is beautiful. But for some reason, I don’t LIKE my garden as much as before. Hmmm ... what has changed? Well, this summer, because of other priorities, I let someone else take care of my garden.

I think I stumbled across a principle. (Gardens are full of wisdom!) We love that which we care for, that which we get our hands dirty for, that which we give our hearts to. As I care for others, loving my husband or my children or others, my love for them actually grows.

My priorities tell me to let someone else care for my flowers this summer. That’s okay. But that will remind me to invest myself in the people God has given me to love. I can never be too busy for that!

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Unread post by asheslawson »

Beautiful words Marie!! I just noticed this section WAY down here at the bottom of the page! I love what you said - I have been doing some bible studies with the ladies of my church - and during one of the recent studies the author said God spoke everything into existense - but not when he created us! When he created man he reached down into the dust and breathed his own breath into us - He got His hands dirty! What you wrote makes me think of us. We rush about and wrestle through our 'BIG' problems; while neglecting to spend time with Him in His word, growing closer to Him and letting His precious words get the 'weeds' out of our lives. Yet He waits near us, desiring that we be obedient to Him and allow Him to do the work in our lives that He intended in the first place! It causes me to think of how we rob Him of glory when we distort what He made us to be by not allowing Him to do the work He began in us!

Thank you for posting this - I may not have noticed it when you wrote it - but I did tonight - and I needed to see it! God is so good like that.
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Unread post by Aveline »

Agreed. Beautiful words at the beautiful garden
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