June is GARDENING MONTH!

June is here and I don’t know about the rest of the country, but gardening is in full bloom (forgive the pun!) Worries of frost are gone and those that love to garden are smiling as they dig in the dirt. I’m not one of those people but thankfully my husband is since I love homegrown tomatoes.

Anyway, in honor of gardening, we’re going to be exploring The Fruits of The Spirt this month along with others topics related to garden. There are numerous references to agriculture, growing, and gardening in the Bible so we have much to choose from.

To get things going, I’m sharing a poem I wrote and was published in my book, DECEPTION in 2011. If you look closely, you’ll find the fruits of the spirit mentioned. Next time we’ll be digging in the dirt more closely (yes, another pun)

 The Master Gardener

I want a garden of peace and joywhere it matters not

 if the sun shines,

 if the rain falls,

 if the wind blows.

 

My life is a rocky patch of dirt and soil

 filled with pebbles of pain and problems,

filled with weeds of worry and grief,

 filled with rocks of rebellion and wrongdoing.

Nothing good can grow in this rocky patch of mine.

 

But God is the Master Gardener.

He can change this rocky patch to a garden of peace and joy.

 

Let God till the dirt and soil.

He can change the weeds of worry to wisdom.

He can change the pebbles of pain to compassion.

He can change the rocks of rebellion to a spirit of submission.

 

God is the Master Gardener.

He can change that rocky patch to a garden of peace and joy.

 

Let the Holy Spirit sow the seeds.

He can plant the seeds of forgiveness, mercy, and grace.

He can plant the seeds of goodness, kindness, and faithfulness.

He can plant the seeds of patience, tolerance, and self- control.

 

God is the Master Gardener.

He can change that rocky patch to a garden of peace and joy.

 

Let Jesus share the fruits of His labor.

He will give you guidance.

He will give you love and fellowship.

He will give you a friend who never leaves.

 

God is the Master Gardener.

He can change that rocky patch to a garden of peace and joy.

 

I found a garden of peace and joy

where it matters not

 if the sun shines, the rain falls

 or the wind blows.

God is the Master Gardener.

This Poem is copyrighted @2011 from DECEPTION (Harbourlight Books)

SHARING TIME: Do you like gardening? If so, what do you like about it. Or are you like me and hate gardening? Why don’t you like it? For me, I hate getting dirt under my fingernails, but I love the outcome of gardening, flowers and fresh veggies!

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2 comments

  1. I love the dirt under the finger nails; Planting the seeds and small plants to watch them mature and burst forth their blooms or fruits (depending on the plant); And thanking God for all his handi-work that we sometimes take for granted! He is all around us in all of nature if we just take the time to notice! Praise God!!!!!

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