by Annie Springate
What does God say about gardening? Rather a lot. So many of Jesus' parables relate to planting, sowing, reaping and God started it all in a garden. I believe God has blessed us with our own spiritual gardens, our hearts, our inner person, the who we are when we are alone. They are precious to Him so therefore join me and tend your garden!
I believe the heart of God is to grow us. When I look at a small conifer
that is planted in my front yard and see no growth year after year it saddens me.
We are meant to put down our roots,
spread our branches and eventually let others shelter in our shade.
I think when we don't grow it saddens God the same way.
He knows our potential and wants us to reach it.
I have watered and tended the conifer and after three years it remains the same size,
just existing, just there.
I don't want to just exist, I want to grow into the me God knows I can be. Praise the Lord!