I pulled up to my house after dropping my son to school today, and noticed how gargantuan my flower bed is becoming. In the last two years I’ve planted a few favorites here and there in small portions. Some are ground cover that spread, and some are simple flowers that flourish. I did not know that my soil was so rich as the only thing in this front bed, when I moved in, was big burly bushes that were horrendous. They were prickly and bushy, and weren’t welcoming at all.
I never dreamed that my simple ground cover and flowers would dig their roots in and take over, growing like mad! Even my mother, who is technically a ‘master gardener’, is overwhelmed at the size of my little babies who’ve become montrousities in my garden.
It made me think about the human spirit and how planting such a little seed in such fertile soil can do amazing things. Just like my flower garden, where I have to divide the plants out and replant in the back yard now, are the many people that started their faith with the littlest of seed and a lot of sun. God uses that seed and His son, to grow their faith and use their talents.
God uses that fertile field to grow his people and their faith, to the point where they’re growing and reaching so far out that they touch so many other lives. I know God is continuing to work on my faith.
My biggest downfall is my laziness. I know I get lazy sometimes and need to just simply listen and obey. I visit the same issues with my son. He has issues with simply listening and doing what is asked of him, instead of doing things his own way.
I know how frustrated I get with my son, who fights my authority from time to time. It’s normal for a 5 – 6 year old to find that balance and test his boundaries. It makes me wonder how frustrated God must get with me sometimes when I get lazy.
I pray today that He continues to work on me. I pray He helps me get over myself and just do what is asked of me. My biggest want is that he gives me the ability to plant the seed for his purposes in other’s lives through this blog and through my books.
I pray that we all listen, and OBEY to his call for our lives – because those are two different actions and are equally important.