I’ve never been much of a gardener, but I realize how important it is to water our own soil, fertilize our roots and dig a trench around us to prevent the invasion of competing plant life upon the ground on which we currently stand. It’s so easy to cease being who we are in Christ, when we don’t remember to nourish ourselves with God’s word, God’s promises and God’s love. Of the times when I felt like I wasn’t bearing any fruit, and unable to nourish myself, I am grateful for all the gardeners who have been a part of my life and continued to believe in me. …Let it alone for one more year…  Luke 13:1-9

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If we could interact specifically and only with God would we be as faithful to his law as we claim our desire to be? If we could walk in his presence physically by his side would we be as focused on his will? If we could clearly hear his voice as in a meeting across a conversation table would we heed his every consultation? If only we could… what would the world really be like, what true wisdom might we gain? As we wait for God, how long must God wait for us?

Matthew 23: 37 “Jerusalem, Jerusalem, you who kill the prophets and stone those sent to you, how often I have longed to gather your children together, as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, and you were not willing.