Friday, July 10, 2009

The Master Gardener

Dirt stirred around.

A seed sown.

Covered with soil.

Water to bring life.

The wait begins.

Hopeful anticipation of what is to come, what it will be.



I check them in the morning and then again in the evening. Searching for a stirring, a breakthrough. I wait..not so patiently.

But He is....patient. This is what He does....Patiently watching me...feeding me...waiting for a stirring.

My dirt is stirred. My fears, anxieties and trials are all brought to the potting bench.

A seed is sown. Kind words from a friend sharing a verse to reflect upon.

Covered with soil. Prayers are lifted up and troubles are handed over.

Water brings life. His word, water for my dry soul.

And He watches over me patiently. Waiting for my response to His call. Waiting for me to break through and reach for Him and feel the warmth of His Son.

I spread out my hands to you; my soul thirsts for you like a parched land. Psalm 143:6

6 comments:

Danielle said...

Oh, girl! This is so beautful.. almost like poetry!

I love it.

I love to think that God gets down in the dirt, on His knees, using His mighty hands to work with us... just something about that picture speaks to me.

Tabitha@ichoosebliss said...

Very beautiful. :)

Jennifer said...

Beautiful.

Eager to see what sprouts from your faithful tending.

Lyla Lindquist said...

Not a gardener. Not one bit. (Tough for me to invest in something I can't play with...)

Yet in your last couple of posts you've taken something that I don't get like that and made it so appealing and inviting. Almost had me ready to go plant something! (I caught myself, no worries.)

It's a great picture you've painted, watching how He works the soil, plants, grows and nourishes us. Thank you for showing me!

Kee said...

Beautifully written and really spoke to my heart.
Turns your whole perspective around a bit when you look at it like that.
God Bless.
Kiesha

Lauren said...

Julie,

Thanks for your sweet comment of encouragement and I love love love this post!!

Thankful for a God who loves us enough to get in the garden and dig around in order to produce more fruit.