I really wanna be a gardener. Maybe some day when I have more time, I will be. I absolutely love being outdoors. I’m sure it has a lot to do with me growing up in the country. I grew up with lots of land and space around me. Trees. Flowers. Critters. The wind blowing against my face is like “God kisses” to me. When the sun is shining and there is a cool breeze blowing through the trees, I feel like I’ve tasted a glimpse of heaven. I really feel closer to God when I’m outdoors.
I’ve learned so many lessons about life as I’ve observed and studied nature, plants especially. I’ve been praying for clarity and direction about some things in my life lately. And as he often does, he uses plants to point me to the answer. That’s why I need to be a gardener.
He’s been teaching me that we’ve all been created and chosen by Him to do good in the world. Just as an apple tree was created to produce juicy, delicious apples which provide nourishment for people and animals, we have been created to provide what others are in need of. I’ve said this before, you are the answer to someone’s prayer. People around us need our fruit. We need their fruit as well.
When I look at the variety in nature, I realize that God is a God of infinite diversity. There are many different types of fruit. Different animals flourish on different types of fruit. Each fruit has its own unique beneficial qualities. We can’t expect to have all of our nutritional needs met by eating only one type of food, even it’s a SUPERFOOD! We need variety in our diet, because our bodies need so many different types of nutrients in order to stay strong and healthy.
Each unique fruit meets a unique need.Continue Reading