I spent the greater part of last year contemplating how to be “fruitlicious.” But then the wintery season of my soul arrived, and I stopped writing about watering and pruning and fertilizing.
Winter is hard.
The new year arrived despite my protests that I was not quite ready. The frost was starting to settle in. But, I wanted to hold on to Harvest time.
I must confess that I started to get lost in the pages of time as the calendar days kept mercilessly flipping by. Thanksgiving raced to December, and December blinked into New Year’s.
My heart was on pause, but the days marched on unaware.
Slow down. I needed to slow down.
This morning, I read Genesis 3 with the ladies who read Truth, and a verse rose up off the page and captured my attention in the midst of the noise.
And they heard the sound of the Lord God walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and the man and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the Lord God among the trees of the garden.
How sad, I thought. Jehovah Himself sought them out, and they hid. They missed out on a sweet garden get together with God.
That’s when He spoke to me.
You do the same, Lyli.
He reminded me that even if its wintery outside, there is a solarium for two right inside my heart if I will but sit down for a spell with Him.
He waits for me. I want to be a garden girl.
Something to think about…
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