I have often asked myself questions in my prayer time as well as other times throughout my day. Questions like; what does fear look like? Most often I am not able to draw or paint the flowering beauty of fear. Yes, I said that, “flowering beauty of fear”. At times my husband walks in the house with a freshly dug flourishing green with blooms, asking, is this a weed or not? I ask around and we all are just not sure. A weed often delays our gardening time much like fear delays our spiritual heart growth time.
When we have friends, mentors, or others that plants seeds of honesty in our lives fear really has no breeding ground. Maybe, I would call honest words, “Roundup”! Yes, spray Roundup! When words are honest they become fewer because self-importance has decreased. Hopefully, Roundup will burn off the impurities of my soul. And, I will come to a greater knowledge of increased faith.
“If possible, spend time in nature today and find ways to reconnect with God. Share your thoughts.” Upper Room Devotional.
My thoughts; my friend, Tammy Holton has sent me in the last few days photos of her husband, Chris’ vegetable garden. Now, I know the kind of gardener he is because I have had over the years perfect vegetables without a flaw from his garden. Therefore, when I see his garden in progress I pause to dream of perfect fresh vegetables. I also know it’s time to work on my heart and its earth pockets.