I love this online community. I have a passion for writing and edifying and encouraging one another. In the past I've written everything from marriage and parenting, devotionals, health and beauty tips, recipes, hot topics, poetry, fashion and about photography. Lately, God has been showing me, sometimes it is better to be quiet. To sit at Jesus's feet and learn of Him first. I'm not giving up blogging (but I'm sure every blogger has been tempted to just hit the delete button and go hide under a rock), but I'm not going to write unless I have something I really think God wants me to share. Not to simply write a post to gain more followers, go viral on pinterest, or make myself or my family look better. He must increase, and I must decrease, all for His glory and honor. This has been my heartbeat all along, but as I grow in the Lord, the Holy Spirit is honing in on that heartbeat. I want to be used to shine His love and His heartbeat, far above my own agenda, creativity, or passions. I want Him in charge of it all, far above my dreams and desires, comes His will for my life.
I'm horrible, HORRIBLE at growing things. I'm scatter brained and either forget to water, pour too much water, give too much light, or not enough, ... you get the idea. So I haven't even attempted a garden. I'd love to, one day. There's something so rewarding about growing your own plants, and admiring the fruit of the labor. Planting a good garden takes: time dedication research tenderness preparation careful watch There's no room for rushing ahead, or impatient impulsiveness. I'm so thankful that the gardener of my soul, Jesus, is patient and tender towards me. That He takes the time to prune me, to clear out the rocks and rubble in my soul to allow me to produce good and profitable fruit. The pruning isn't always delightful, but the end result is a beautiful garden. The thing about beautiful gardens is they are FULL... full of life, and color, and vibrancy. And so it is with you and I, sweet sisters. As we submit our will to the Father, and daily allow Him to prune and mold us, we spread good seeds to the lives around us, and we are even more beautiful than ever. We aren't just a single flower, but an entire GARDEN of beauty, reflecting the Gardener of our soul, Jesus! John 15:1-3 "I am the true vine, and my Father is the vinedresser.2 Every branch in me that does not bear fruit he takes away, and every branch that does bear fruit he prunes, that it may bear more fruit."