It has been such a warm winter here in the Northwest . . . a welcome reprieve after the last two winters of record setting snow and spending several days unable to “dig” our way out of our dead end lane. Today, as I enjoy the chirping birds and beautiful sunshine, it makes me ready […]
If we do not dig in deep with a spade, the rich soil that makes up our spiritual life will instead become hardened and eventually unworkable. We need to turn this soil, softening the areas that need softening, adding nutrients where the soil is lacking and seeking the Master Gardener for the best way to go about this. It may mean forgiving someone from a grudge you have held on to for many years, realizing that until you do the areas in your life of love and affection will be stunted and hardened, unable to produce the bounty of love you desire to give you family and friends. It may mean adding nutrients through studying God’s word, and committing it to both our hearts and minds. This nutrition will feed our gardens so that they will be able to bring forth a great harvest and bounty for ourselves and those we love. A garden will only grow well when it is well weeded. we need to look carefully at our spiritual garden . . . are there weeds of gossip, of bitter thoughts, of anger, dishonesty or other weeds that might inhibit your growth and the harvest we desire? As we look forward to the arrival of spring, I challenge you, girlfriends, to clean up not only the gardens of your home, but also of your heart. The Master Gardener loves to see you, His child, spending time caring for His most valuable possession . . . your soul!
Be not deceived; God is not mocked.
For whatever a man soweth, thus shall he reap.
For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption.
But he that soweth to the spirit, shall of the spirit reap life everlasting.