|Genesis 2:15 "And the LORD God took the man, and put him into the garden of Eden to dress it and to keep it."|
Gardens that bear fruit; will enhance life to all those that partake!We just returned from a mini vacation; thus we had gobs of catching up to do in our garden. With this recession that this world is presently in, millions of gardens are popping up all around.
Our family has been gardening for many years now. There have been seasons of plenty and seasons of 'famine'. During the later we found it quite disheartening not finding fruit / vegetables on the those lovely green plants. Reasons vary; pests, disease, drought, over watered, imbalanced soil, not enough nutrients in addition-in our case this year, 'theft' is added on to the list.
|Tabby; she work hard planting, weeding and watering our garden.|
As I was working hard yesterday in my garden, with all three of my children; a feeling of strong determination arose once again, I heard myself say; "This garden is going to give me vegetables this year, no matter how hard I have work! [With a growl included!]
Laying in bed, aching with sore muscles-the Lord showed me a picture of my lovely green garden. He then compared it to my children, and so many children all around. As those bright green plants that appear so beautiful, strong and healthy grow, so do our kids, they LOOK really good! We raise them to be SMART and PRETTY; not surrounded by weeds-just standing tall and appealing.
|Felecia works so hard every year in our gardens!|
So, what can we do then as parents or even as stewards for our own garden to be assured there will be fruit?
Answers are always obvious, God makes it quite clear in His Word-yet we still don't see it being applied to the majority of spiritual gardens all around. Yesterday, I noted that I just saw a couple blooms on my tomato plants. It has been raining quite a bit in Illinois, thus the SUN has not been able to shine through the clouds onto my plants.
|Our garden down south.|