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A Seed of Change

March 16, 2010

Spring is in the air; flowers are bringing colour to the dull winter remains, the sun is shining and it’s time for planting! It’s amazing how much bigger my home feels when we have the garden to play in.

When the weather starts to warm up we generally throw open the windows and the back door to our yard and in between book work and reading the children can run around outside, kick a ball, play in the dirt and whatever else children do!

I am completely a fair weather gardener (as I’m sure many of us are) but my enthusiasm generally lasts March through to September so I have a good run of it! Today we have started our planting projects; mostly in pots as we don’t have bed space anymore. We planted peas, carrots, sunflowers, Asiatic Lilies…and then we ran out of compost! We mainly grow small crops of veggies for educational purposes for the children rather than to ‘save money’ etc. I don’t think we’ve ever produced enough for more than a couple of meals but it is GREAT for the kids to plant, grow and eat a variety of vegetables.

We’ll be completing a garden journal as part of our spring/summer outdoor science which also includes looking at weather and cloud formations etc.

As I was planting this morning I began thinking about growth and change. We are so often desperate for change in so many areas of our life but we’re not prepared to put in the work or see the process through till the end. Seeds take time to germinate, sprout and produce fruit but the life is there from the beginning – we just have to water, cultivate and wait.

Waiting is a hard process; whether we’re waiting for a financial breakthrough, a health miracle, a baby or to break a long-term habit in our life we have to be prepared to trust and wait.

“You can make many plans, but the Lord’s purpose will prevail.”
Prov 19:21

Is there a seed of change in your life today? Are you impatiently trying to make something happen on your own?

“Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.” Prov 3:5-6

Evening Bible time with Daddy

The Lord is faithful to produce in us the amazing things He has planned for us, in His perfect timing:

“For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago”.
Eph 2:10
So remember today ladies and be encouraged; YOU are Gods masterpiece and God has plans for YOU; perfect and pleasing plans that you are patiently waiting to walk in; as you trust in your heavenly Father and acknowledge Him in ALL your ways, lift up your head and see the beautiful path He lays out before your feet – trust and wait!

May you be blessed in your home and all you do today,


“Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.” Rom 12:2

6 Comments leave one →
  1. March 16, 2010 2:45 pm

    So true!I know many times I have tried to rush growth or move ahead of God..I remember writing a song that said,'Nothing can be conceived, without your will. Nothing can grow until you have spoken…'This week we are watching our radishes grow, they have popped up, but the carrots are growing 'out of sight' Jessie commented and reassured me they were still growing, its just that we couldnt see them and my heart smiled. So true of many things in our own lives.x

  2. March 17, 2010 4:35 am

    I agree too! Beautiful post mama <3I also loved what Rebekah said about how her carrots growing even though they couldn't see them. That reminds me of what's going on in our lives right now. Things are growing and changing even though we can't see them. God's at work but it's in His own time.

  3. March 17, 2010 7:55 am

    That really is our life of faith isn't it; trusting that God is working on the inside, the unseen; doing great things ready for us to see and walk in at the right time. I love this life of faith!!

  4. March 17, 2010 10:10 am

    Fantastic…brilliant….great post…love I cried a little bit as a good way though..thank you friend xxx

  5. March 17, 2010 10:46 am

    Leah, Thank you! Another great blog which got my heart and mind stirring and pondering on the things of God. So many things happening this week that I could wade into and try and force the issue – instead am trying to wait on God and allow HIM to work rather than making my own plans. Thank you hon. Rachel xxx

  6. March 19, 2010 1:51 am

    Such sweet pictures and nice thoughts. Thank you!

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