Saturday, June 18, 2011

Up - Close Weeding

      I think I could write a passage everyday from this book. So many that have to do with our every day lives in the summer in our gardens...

    Have you ever noticed how beautiful a garden looks from a distance? Orderly rows, evenly spaced, with sturdy plants that appear healthy. Yet, when you get close and peer underneath the green plants, you can see small weeds or even pests hidden in the soil or leaves.
     The garden that from a distance looks beautiful and well-cared for is, in reality, in need of a gardener to remove all the camouflaged hindrances to its growth. The caretaker must get close to his plants, down on his knees, where he can see the true problems. Only then will the garden be healthy.
     Often, our lies an give the appearance of beauty, a life lived for God. We fellowship, we worship,we pray, and we study God's Word. To all who look at us, we seem to be perfect Christians; yet we, too, can have weeks and pests. invisible without intense examination. We must get down on our knees, or on our face, before the Lord,where we are humbled so God can show us the impediments to our faith. The Psalmist says, "Who can understand his errors? Cleanse me for secret faults" (Psalm 19:12 NKJV).
    When we bow before the Lord and ask His help to search or live for those obstructions, He will always help. "The Lord... rises up all who are bowed down" (Psalm 145:14 NKJV). God will cleanse us of those weeks and pests that steal our beauty. He will help us be pleasant to view from a distance-and up close, too.
From: Inspiring Thoughts for Gardeners

   This day started out cloudy and quite rainy. But as the day went on it was a wonderful day to be outside. We have gotten over 2 inces of rain in the last 3 days. Not that we didn't need it, but enough already!!! We had soooo much rain in May we didn't think it was ever going to stop so we could get our garden in. Than a few weeks of hot hot hot weather almost like August weather. So we were very grateful for the rain we are getting now... It was nice not to have to water anything taday. Now if the skys would open up to some beautiful sun our garden will really start coming up by leaps and bounds. Which is what we really need right not. So things will start to catch up. They always say the corn should be "Knee High By the 4th of July"... Well it is about 1/2 inch tall right now, so we really need that sun to help us along a little...
    We got the yard mowed today and things picked up in the yard so we could have a cookout today for Fathers Day. Both our girls had the evening off today, so we celebrated a day early. We were almost finished with dinner when the sky opened up again with pouring rain. We ran for the house to have our desert inside. So for the most part it was a great day!!!

     These were from last years garden... I sure hope we can do this well this year... I sure am ready for a great tomato right off the vine...

Have a Great Day,

1 comment:

Tolentreasures said...

Love the message, how true! Unfortunately, my yard and gardens looked like a terrible mess yesterday morning, what does that say about MY life? Beautiful day spent in my yard yesterday though and just what I needed to clear my head! Thanks for sharing!