Our Garden

Spring has arrived!  I don’t know about you but I am glad to see the sunshine.  I am eager to be outside working in the yard, grilling, playing with my kids and getting fresh air.  I also enjoy seeing all the flowers that have been dormant for the winter season spring back to life and full of color.  If you think about it, we are like flowers.

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Each season allows God the opportunity for growth in us.  We all need to be fed and watered.  Although, no matter how much we are think we are, we’re not the head gardener.  Trust the “Head Gardner”  He knows what he is doing.  At times we seem to droop and fall, that’s when stakes come in handy.  They hold us up when we are down.  We need to learn to accept help and love from others so we may face tomorrow. 

Our gardens will go through problem stages, weeds, bugs, and pests.  Have patience and realize we are not promised a rose garden all of the time.  We will have trials and failures, but we need to prepare ourselves on how to handle them.  Allow yourself to rest and have patience so we can endure what life gives us. 

1 Peter 4:12-13  Dear friends, do not be surprised by the painful trial you are suffering,  as though something strange is happening to you.  But rejoice that you participate in the sufferings of Christ, so that you may be overjoyed when his glory is revealed.

Seek proper guidance for caring for your garden.  We also need to learn to relax and enjoy our gardens.  Sit, rest, have fun in life.  The seasons change too quickly.  Recognize that we reap what we sow.  Choose wisely the soil for your heart and garden. 

Galatians 6:8  The one who sows to please his sinful nature, from that nature will reap destruction; the one who sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life.

Choose what flower you are and nurture yourself.  We are all so different and that is what makes things fun.  Learn from one another.  How deep is your roots?  Don’t allow your relationships to be so shallow that when the wind blows you break!  Nurture all the areas of our garden, from being a wife, mom, friend, daughter and sister.  All of these need to be fed and fertilized to grow. 

 Love and cherish your garden knowing that the Head Gardener is seeding and sowing in your life.  Stay under his umbrella of grace, mercy and direction for your life.  When we move out from under his umbrella with our own agenda’s we get wet!

2 comments

  1. Jennifer says:

    TRISHA!! What a great post! I so appreciated our visit today…it was fertilizer for my soul. Thanks for the reminders to stay under His umbrella. I am finally starting to dry out again. 🙂 Do you mind if I put this in our co-op newsletter?
    Jennifer

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