“Follow me” the faint eight year old words called. “It’s so beautiful in the woods!” Curly headed Jazzlyn bounced through the ‘familiar to her’ landscape of big brown trees. Tip your head completely to the sky and you’ll see the leaves waving to the sun. I did, I saw, and then I almost tripped over dirt-how did that get there. HA
It was a pretty day as I followed Jazzlyn through their woods to the special spot she wanted to show me. The funny thing is, this wooded area by their house is probably a couple hundred feet from the road but if you didn’t hear the cars, you wouldn’t know that. I had almost made my way to the end and jazzy said, “look, isn’t this area just beautiful! It has no dead plants or vines.” She was right! It was a picture of fresh green leaves. She loved it. She had to show it to me and I’m so glad she did.
Jesus whispered in the wind, “that’s what I want you to write on next.” It’s amazing that an little eight year old can inspire the lesson God wants to teach you.
“It’s beautiful, there are no dead plants or vines.”
If only my heart could reflect that more often. A heart that is a vibrant growing garden with nothing sprouting up to hurt me or anyone else. That is the kind I want. One that brings the gardener glory.
Glory-in the end, isn’t this all that matters? I’m learning that, atleast I’m trying! Ha
May every struggle I face bring glory to the gardener
and may the garden of my heart flourish
with His great
. Last year God gave me a verse. It stayed with me through all of 2016 and it seemed even when I didn’t turn to it, I ended up at this Psalm.
The Lord will guide you continually, and satisfy your soul in drought, and strengthen your bones; You shall be like a watered garden, and like a spring of water, whose waters do not fail. Psalm 58:11
I hope this devotional inspired you and the story helped you as much as it helped me.