Writing for five unedited minutes on the prompt “Visit” for Five Minute Friday (new link begins June 1).
For the past six weeks I’ve visited with God in a garden. We spent hours together in the garden he planted in my heart.
I noticed the beauty all around. The colors, shapes, and movement which made my garden marvelous. The way God crafted everything to point to his glory. My eyes were opened to new ways my heart is beautiful to him.
God showed me the weeds growing in certain areas. They were taking up space needed for healthy growth. I learned that weeds are easier to pull up after rain softens the soil, the good soil he has taken time to cultivate.
With God’s help I planted new seeds. Seeds of hope and trust. Seeds that brought newness of life. I watered them, and God made them grow. As the plants grew, I learned how I must depend on others to pollinate the flowers, so I can be more fruitful for God.
Some of the plants needed pruning for greater growth. I watched how God pruned back the branches and made them more fruitful.
Then God gave me glimpses of the harvest yet to come. This glimpse brought me great joy which propels me forward.
Questions for reflection:
How does a visit with God bring you greater peace?
What is God planting in your heart’s garden today?
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