Wednesday, June 2, 2010

My Little Garden is Growing!

My tiny garden is growing! We've been having hot weather here in Ohio and that has spurred the tomato plant growth. I already have a few green onions to pull and the peppers are looking nice and strong. It's amazing what the right combination of elements can do for a garden. No wedding needs done yet, so I'm at the perfect place: not too much work and lots of results.

Now, if only I could get to that place in my life! I know God must sometimes wonder when I'm going to settle in and let Him shine in my soul...water my seeds with kindness and His word...and show some results from having just the right elements nourishing my spirit. It doesn't take much, but it does take a little consistent time. I have to let my soul rest, be nourished and warmed before I have the strength to help others. I pray I make the time to let the Master Gardner work in my life today!

I'll give you a full life in the emptiest of places—
firm muscles, strong bones.
You'll be like a well-watered garden,
a gurgling spring that never runs dry.
You'll use the old rubble of past lives to build anew,
rebuild the foundations from out of your past.
You'll be known as those who can fix anything,
restore old ruins, rebuild and renovate,
make the community livable again.
The Message, Isaiah 58:11-12



5 comments:

Joanne Sher said...

Super lesson - and I want some of those peppers! ;)
Great stuff, my friend!

Yvonne said...

Great analogy, Dee!

Laury said...

Okay, now we are all curious how the little garden's doing now! Going to update us?

Linda Glaz said...

Oh, if only I felt like I'd been covered with manure. I'd be growing stronger, albeit, with my fingers pinching my nose. hehehe

Sherri said...

Hi Dee, I have enjoyed some time on your blog this am. I love the size of your garden - small enough to allow you to enjoy it! I have to confess our gardening has always been too much and over the years I have come to dread summer in spite of all its beauty and all - just because it's so much work! This year my hubby, bless his heart, is doing the veggie garden, and I am only finding time for my flowers in front. I so appreciate your gardening analogies, though! I truly want to be a "well-watered garden."
Blessings!