Sunday, April 29, 2012

Rocks in the Soil


Even now…even after so many years of working the soil and tending the blessings of my little garden space… I’m amazed that God still teaches me life lessons in all that lies beyond the splintered gate.
I share a lot about my passion and love for my garden, probably because that’s where He speaks to me – there, in my space, in our time together, in the tending and in the doing; the sowing and the reaping.
Even now…even after all these years of the garden evolving and my faith growing…neither is without its “rocks;” those obstacles that hinder growth and divert a root’s path. Praise God that the rocks don’t kill the roots, but merely change its course! When God sets growth in motion, the roots simply go around or incorporate the obstacles somehow…yet continue to produce the blessing.
We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed.             (2 Cor. 4:8-9)
'garden fountain' photo (c) 2009, photogramma1 - license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/
Even now…even after all these years, He’s still growing me, allowing the rocks but also providing fertile soil. I praise Him for the blessings, for the lessons learned…and for the rocks.
And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work. (2 Cor. 9:8)

6 comments:

  1. Beautiful. Just beautiful. Thank you fro sharing.

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  2. Thank you for this today Debbie. It spoke sweetly and encouraged me!

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  3. This is such great encouragement... "Praise God that the rocks don’t kill the roots, but merely change its course! When God sets growth in motion, the roots simply go around or incorporate the obstacles somehow… yet continue to produce the blessing." Beautiful!

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  4. Oh Debbie I hung on these words, "He’s still growing me, allowing the rocks but also providing fertile soil." Without the rocks we wouldn't know Jesus like we know him...intimate, one-on-one. But I hate rocks, dont you? When the fresh soil comes, what a renewal in our spiritual lives!:)

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  5. Hello Debbie...love this, He continues to grow me..I think I have boulders.lol...love the pic of your garden

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