Our garden is flourishing! As I was taking and reviewing pictures to share with you, I found some of the garden I had taken in early spring. It is amazing to see the growth that has taken place in just a couple months! With a little water and sunshine, the seeds and small starter plants have grown into a lush, fruit-bearing garden.
I work in the garden almost every day, but I didn't really see the changes until I looked at the before pictures. The Holy Spirit spoke to me, "growth is like that. It happens a little bit at a time, day by day. You don't notice what I'm doing and how far you have come until you go back and look at the beginning."
He had me look at some areas in my life where I felt discouraged by the lack of growth. As I went back to the beginning, I was amazed at how far He had brought me.
I began to see growth and fruit in places I felt were barren.
I know there are areas in your life where you are discouraged because you're not seeing any changes. I challenge you to go back to the beginning and look where you started. Ask Holy Spirit to show you the changes and growth He has generated. Celebrate and praise Him for your progress, even if it seems small to you.
Welcome to my garden. Come take a walk with me and enjoy what the Lord has done!
“The best place to find God is in a garden. You can dig for him there.”– George Bernard Shaw
“To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow.” – Audrey Hepburn
"All the flowers of tomorrow are in the seeds of today." - Unknown
“Gardening is the art that uses flowers and plants as paint and the soil and sky as canvas.”
“If you’ve never experienced the joy of accomplishing more than you can imagine, plant a garden.”
“Everything that slows us down and forces patience, everything that sets us back into the slow circles of nature, is a help. Gardening is an instrument of grace.” – May Sarton
Don't forget to spend some time in your garden when you’re not working in it. Sit in the shade and enjoy some iced coffee. Admire and celebrate your hard work. Watch the squirrels and birds play. Take some pictures of your garden and share on social media. Savor that first ripe tomato, the taste of your first batch of beans, and that first slice of zucchini bread. Have a party and share your abundant harvest!
“In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.” – Margaret Atwood