Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Preparing for the Blessing


'Pots' photo (c) 2006, Hajime NAKANO - license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/
I’m thinking of the blessing today – and planning for it, too; the blessing only God knows about and will reveal in his time. It’s like the seed we plant in the garden. In good faith we place it right where it will flourish and cover it with rich soil. We water and wait until it sprouts. Though it’s hidden and out of view from human eyes, God brings forth the first signs once it’s had time to gain strength and push through the soil.

Our dreams and our goals, they’re just seeds until they’re nurtured, acted upon in faith and coaxed to life. Dreams, like seeds, take time to sprout…to work through the soil toward the light…

until one glorious day when the whole garden bursts alive with blessings!
'Colorful Garden!' photo (c) 2009, Daniel Ramirez - license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/


That’s when we see that all the tending, the waiting, the nurturing was meant to be. The seed held the blessing within but if we hadn’t acted in faith, the seed would have remained just a seed…and the dream, just a passing thought.

The runner with the broken leg lays out his running shoes for the blessing of healing.
The expectant parents ready the nursery for the blessing of their first born.
The gardener plants the seeds for the blessings of beauty and harvest.

Is it defeat you’re preparing for today or are you making physical steps toward your blessing?

“But in your hearts honor Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you; yet do it with gentleness and respect…”
(1 Peter 3:15)

3 comments:

  1. Very true and inspiring words to live by!!
    ~~Bettina

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  2. Wonderful reminder Debbie! It reminded me of the line in the movie "Facing the Giants" : "God will send the rain, you just need to prepare your fields to receive it."

    Have a Blessed Day!

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  3. Love this Debbie! Today I was blessed with clumsy moments and unexpected prayer from dear friends...the greatest blessing of all! Thanks for sharing your joy with us sister. Blessings, Nicki

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