Joy, Fulfillment, Satisfaction.
These words describes how I feel about my back yard, especially my little flower garden area God told me to work on this year.
I haven’t always felt that way. I use to look at it and the negatives were larger than life.
This year I decided to look again differently. I’d stand in the middle of the yard and look at it from all angles. Most times I didn’t get any revelation of what I was to do.
One day the Lord told me to work in the area I bricked off last year. There were a few flowers that were transplanted last year from other areas. Weeds that were trying to claim that piece of property had to be dealt with first.
Flower shopping was the next task. Along with getting flowers soil amending products were needed.
Get the weeds out! They got to go! I’m making progress! This is becoming beautiful! I love it!
I kept saying those things to myself to encourage me to keep going. I fought long and hard to disengage the weeds that didn’t want to let go.
After the weeds were removed the planting began. Some plants were moved several times until I knew they were in the right place. Finally the flower garden was complete. It is beautiful. The plants are growing, growing, growing. A smile comes on my face when I think about the garden.
Working where the Lord told me has now spilled into other areas of the yard. I’m slowly and thoughtfully adding to the yard. There is a lot to do but I’m up for the challenge. My expectation is a beautiful, peaceful garden where I can sit and meditate on Gods goodness.
Looking back at the beginning of this journey I realize I had no plan that could withstand being overwhelmed by what I saw. Listening to the Lord and following His instructions step by step got me through the discouragement of what I was seeing. I now see through His eyes. If He can fix the earth that was void without form, He can work wonders in my little yard.
What are you looking at through your eyes instead of His eyes?