This is a pumpkin plant in our garden.
Jase is holding the ruler because we are charting several plant’s growth this summer.
Yet, the idea of growth prompts me to look deeper.
How am I growing?
Have I allowed the Lord to water me today with His Word?
Are there any weeds in my heart which seek to choke out the seeds God has planted?
How do I tell the difference between a baby seed and a baby weed?
In the garden it normally takes a little time.
The same it true for my heart.
I have learned when I’m unsure if something is of the Lord I need to wait and not commit myself to it.
Prayer and patience have saved me from poor choices more than once.
A few days ago I was feeling tired and sad.
The garden of my heart seemed to be wilted.
I had sought the Lord in prayer, yet something was lacking.
I felt led to read Psalms.
I read and read, yet had not found the key to my need.
Psalm 139 was it.
“O LORD, You have searched me and known me. You know my sitting down and my rising up; You understand my thought afar off. You comprehend my path and my lying down, And are acquainted with all my ways. For there is not a word on my tongue, but behold, O LORD, You know it altogether. You have hedged me behind and before, and laid Your hand upon me. Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; It is high, I cannot attain it.” Psalm 139: 1-6 NKJV
Softly the truth of God, His love, His care, His understanding, renewed my strength.
I’m still growing with the Lord each day, and at times it feels fruitful and others it just hurts.
Yet, as I tend the plants in our garden I look to Jesus.
Please continue to grow me in Your word and Your plan. Help me to recognize weeds and to uproot them. Show me where I’m lacking and please guide me in growth. I want to be a fruitful vine, yet I know it can only happen through You. Thank You for Your faithfulness, love, patience, and so much more. Thank You for never giving up on me. I love You.