While sitting at my desk this morning in prayer, I was suddenly overwhelmed by the change.
As renters, the back garden was a mowed yard with trees, their full branches of apples nearly touching the ground, and everywhere else was weeds.
Not a single flower or decorative plant was in the beds.
I remember feeling rather down about it.
We moved in the middle of September and my health was not going to allow me to do any yard work.
But I praised God for a yard and the lawn being mowed and the over grown apple trees.
(Anne baked us some pies!)
The following spring, one history will remember, was an interesting combination.
Despite the circumstances, the weeds were cleared away and we planted some seeds.
We were blessed to add some veggies.
It was a time of adjustment and the yard was definitely an “in progress” project.
Today, it’s much more of a garden.
There’s still things that need to be done and weeds are always trying to take back what they lost, but as I prayed I realized just how much God has blessed us with in the yard.
It’s a beautiful reminder that no matter what, God is still working.
His blessings are around us every day and all I have to do is take the time to notice.
Because I want to live with a grateful heart, I never want to miss a blessing before me.
I want to sing praises to my God and share of His generous works each day.
Because in the little bits of life’s blessings we can find the truths of God’s love, faithfulness, goodness, and grace which will carry us through the big things.
Romans 1:20 KJV — “For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead;…”
Dear Lord Jesus,
Thank You so much for Your Word. Thank You for creation which points us to You, the Creator. Lord, please continue to help me live a life of thankfulness to You each day. Please continue to hone and mold my heart into Your likeness, that others might see You and come to know You. Lord, I am weak and unable, but it is in my weakness You are strong. Please help me not to lean on my own understanding, but to trust in You and Your Word for every part of my life. Thank You for Your incredible blessings. Thank You for Your goodness and truth! I praise Your holy name, Jesus. Amen.
I thought I’d share pictures from the garden with you this morning as an added testimony of God’s blessings.
May you too see the blessings that surround you, dear reader. ❤️