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Monday, October 20, 2008
I have a dear little flower garden that sits between the sidewalk and the garage. In the spring, I give it lots of time and attention, but when the temperatures begin hovering around 95 degrees I tend to....well....ignore it. For weeks I have been averting my eyes as I walk past it. It has gone wild!

Left to their own devices, all the things I don't want to grow have flourished, and the plants I really do care about get crowded out.

The weather has finally cooled down. The a.c. is silent and the windows wide open to the cool, fresh breezes. Time to do some pruning. Armed with my trusty clippers, kneeling pad and gardening gloves, I went to work this morning.

I was merciless - cutting back and pulling out everything that didn't belong. I even cut back the flowers that like to sleep through the cooler months.

This is the end result .... order and room for good plants to breathe and grow.

"I am the true vine, and My Father is the vinedresser. Every branch in Me that does not bear fruit, He takes away; and every branch that bears fruit, He prunes it, that it may bear more fruit."
Matt. 15: 1,2

Please do the necessary work in my heart so that I may bear fruit for You.


  posted at 12:24 PM

At 3:12 PM, Blogger grammy said...

I need to cut back lots of things in my yard. Guess it wouldn't hurt to look at my heart either.

At 3:24 AM, Blogger Linds said...

My friend has been ruthlessly hacking back my garden for me - the kneeling is out of the question, but I can use the loppers!

At 10:05 AM, Blogger Susanne said...

I can totally relate to this post.

At 2:31 PM, Blogger ~~Deby said...

Great picture of how the Lord works in our lives..glad he doesn't destroy the whole garden as he prunes...but leaves the good intact and then even sends great fertilizer...ie;friends, good sermons,HIS WORD....
GOOD post.


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