Monday, May 18

Soil

New earth, turned over, rocks raked, weeds pulled, planted, waiting, growing, thriving.

Where are you in those steps? Lately, because of a lot of selfishness on my part, I see myself in the middle of the raking and pulling. It is an uncomfortable place to be, humbling, often crying out to God to make this season pass, do His work more quickly in me, please.

One summer the farmer nearby tilled a field and then left it alone, rough, barren, unfruitful. By the end of the growing season it was covered with weeds, choking, lumpy and uneven. There is one scripture running through my head during this time, sinking down into the soil of my heart:

"Being confident of this, that He who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion..."

I am so glad God is not finished with me yet.

4 comments:

Jenn said...

I have to admit I am pulling a lot of weeds lately :-)

Thank you for this beautiful post. You've blessed me today.

Sommer said...

Perhaps you and I are in the same unfinished place right now?! I feel so very churned up and know that I need much work. Praise God He will complete this work in both of us:-) I will be praying for you as I also pray for my own growth and change.

Lots of love,
Sommer

Pam said...

and how wonderful it is to know that He is faithful and committed to see that cultivation process through to completion ~ however long and hard the process is. Thank you, Lord, for your faithfulness to us!

KinaBolina said...

Growing!...as fast as I can!

Beautiful photo. :)