With the heat, I’ve been watering as early as possible.
So far the garden is rewarding my efforts.
I’m writing from the patio this morning.
My tea beside me and a few whisps of wind ruffling my hair.
The sun hasn’t gotten beyond the apple trees and the robins are hopping about the lawn.
One in particular seems to have figured out that when I water the worms are easier to find.
It often trails behind me as I move the sprinkler.
I don’t always see it, so pretty often I scare it, causing it to fly away, because I was focused on my own thoughts.
God’s creation causes me such times of reflection and wonder.
To see His handiwork in something so temporary as flowers.
Yet, He chooses to.
Matthew 6:30 KJV — Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass of the field, which to day is, and to morrow is cast into the oven, shall he not much more clothe you, O ye of little faith?
Jesus’s words come alive in the garden.
Where is my faith if I allow myself to worry over needs?
Where is my heart if I allow myself to worry over anything which isn’t a need?
Where are my thoughts if I’m feeling worried?
My life is far more precious to Him than these flowers are to me.
And I find so much joy in caring for them.
How much joy does the Lord find in caring for me?
Psalm 139:17 KJV — How precious also are thy thoughts unto me, O God! how great is the sum of them!
To know the Lord is providing for my every detail.
To rest securely in His sovereign hand.
To walk with joy at just being loved by my Heavenly Father.
These are the things I’m learning in the garden this morning.
Praise the Lord!
Dear Lord Jesus,
Thank You so much for these lessons. At times I forget how to lean on You and why I don’t need to worry. I look at other things rather than focusing upon You. Please continue to patiently teach my wayward heart to have faith and trust. Please continue to speak to me through Your Word. Lord thank You for Your provision in all things. Please help me to hold life lightly, not setting my heart upon anything but You. Guard my desires and let them reflect Yours. Jesus, You are amazing. Thank You! Amen.