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You know I’m always amazed by what grows and what doesn’t grow in my garden. Wild and overgrown for the most part yet its a constant source of inspiration to me.
Not too long ago in my wandering around out there I pushed the tiniest tendril of a plant that had fallen off another plant into a pot. I planted it with only a whisper of hope it might grow and then forget about it.
Another of my potted plants though got the best of my attention. I moved it into the best light and out of the wind, watered it and fussed over it and kept a close eye but it was having none of it – it shrivelled and died just the same.
My forgotten little plant though while I was busy elsewhere had doubled its size and was growing lush and strong and lovely.
Sow your seed in the morning, and at evening let your hands not be idle, for you do not know which will succeed, whether this or that, or whether both will do equally well. Ecclesiastes 11:6
We sow the seed, we pour the water, we think we know – but the growth, the life – that magic isn’t ours.
That part is Gods.
And we can lament over whats not growing in our lives, throw ourselves prostrate trying to will something out of the ground that we are convinced should be growing but to no avail. And while our back is turned, in the place we least expect it, is the growth and life and increase we are longing for. Our prayers answered after all.
Ours to sow but its Gods to grow.
Lets not miss what’s growing by fretting over whats not.
And April is as good a time as any to consider just that. We are four months in and the place we started in January may not be the place we find ourselves in now. Things dreamed of and hoped for then may be scarce on the ground right now and disappointment is always tempting.
Gods timing is everything and His beats ours. And goodness me He grows unexpected things in the unlikeliest of places.
So whats growing for you right now
Whats feels like a sweet stream coming up on the inside
Whats bringing you life
Whats bringing you joy
Whats bringing you peace
Let’s take in the fragrance and shape and feel of that.
Let’s take our fill of whats growing and be inspired by that
The rest is God’s.
Love to you all today