What is growing in the garden of your life?
By Sandra Lee Herron, Crystal Cathedral Pastor
“Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition,
all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Finally,
brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever
is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable – if anything is excellent or
praiseworthy – think about such things.”
Spring is the time for new growth. Trees bud, flowers bloom, and birds sing their
lovely songs again.
How about you? What is growing in the garden of your life? Good friends? Beautiful
prayers? Breathtaking life experiences? Lovely flowers? Fruit? Vegetables? Pretty
shrubs? Weeds growing out of control here, there, and everywhere? Whatever remains
in your garden is your responsibility.
Perhaps there are flowers growing in your garden that are a surprise. You did not
plant them. Perhaps they flew into your garden from somebody else’s planting. If
you like them, let them be.
Weeds also ride the wind into the garden of life and grow there. Perhaps the weeds
came from your grandparent’s garden, your parent’s garden, or a friend’s garden.
Weeds come in the form of persistent frustration and disappointment, poor relationships,
wild and non-productive growth, and separation from God. Flowers need care, just
as friendships do, but weeds grow even when neglected. In any case, you get to
choose whether the weeds stay or not.
Spring is an invitation to pull out the weeds and overgrowth of negativity from
our lives and concentrate on the beauty of new growth.
Prayer: Dear Lord, thank you for the new life you’ve given me through the sacrifice
of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Amen.
Devotion: What is growing in the garden of your life?
May GOD bless Nigeria, America and Israel and take care of us; May GOD make His face shine upon us, And be gracious to us; May the LORD lift up His countenance upon us, And give us peace, In Jesus Christ Name, we pray! Amen!
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