This weekend, I spent time in the Cottage Garden getting more flowers and herbs into the ground, pulled more weeds, and have a couple more beds to prep.
Tomorrow, I head down to the new vegetable garden to create beds to seed. Then I will direct sow and plant some starts.
As I spend time in the dirt, I feel a deeper connection to this little piece of land we have been blessed to cultivate. As every Gardner knows, we can make all the soil amendments, do all the research, and in the end, it is in nature and God’s plan.
So, as I water and tend to these baby plants, it is God that truly sows our heart and allows us to grow. My garden is my church.
Some of our beginnings are just between us and God. Believe that he walks with you, that he sees you and your hearts desire. We are not made for the recognition of man, but to be true to what our work is here in this amazing life we all have been gifted.
I was listening to a lecture from Barbara O’Neil this morning, and she shared this verse in relation to our health and eating for our health.
God calls on us to test things, to keep what is good, and turn from what doesn’t.
This should encourage us that if something in our life; physical, mental, relationships, or career, is not a place of peace and fulfillment, try something new.
Life is about continuing to explore, try new things, and keep learning and growing. Keep the good close to your heart, let go of what doesn’t work, and show gratitude and thanks for all the lessons. Have a blessed Sunday.
Matthew 6:21 tells us that Where our treasure is, so is our heart.
As we pursue our dreams and build our lives, we are called to keep our purpose in mind.
Are we building treasure to hide and keep for ourselves? Or are we focused on building abundance to give and bless our families, our communities, and the kingdom of God?
In gardening, you have to amend and tend the soil to produce a bountiful harvest. If we keep throwing out seeds and depleting the earth, eventually no life will grow there.
And so it is with the human heart. If we store all our treasure in earthly pursuits and do not pursue our passions from a place of reverence to how we can be of service, eventually that treasure will lose its shine.
Leading from a place of love, compassion, and kindness, sharing your gifts with others, living in gratitude for the life we have been blessed with, feeds our hearts and souls.
From that place, true love and abundance will shine, earthly abundance will come, and your gifts will be a blessing to all you encounter.