I love gardens. I am NOT a “qualified” gardener by any stretch of the imagination, but I do love to see flowers sprinkling pinks, reds and purples in my yard and home.
I love how flowers announce themselves into your eye space and make all your thoughts be about them.
As I continue my life in Psalms 139 I like to say that David’s primary thought throughout these 24 verses was–“It’s All About Me” 🙂 David confidently knew in His heart that God’s heart was all about him. One thing I HAVE learned about planting is this, if you plant a flower that loves sun, in the shade, it WILL die. If you plant a flower in the SUN that loves SUN, it will thrive.
People are not so different, sometimes we are forced to “bloom where we are planted” as the saying goes, but MOST OF THE TIME–we need to be seeded in fertile soil that nurtures God’s Divine Design for our lives. We need to have SOME place to BLOOM the way God created us to BLOOM!
After having this discussion with a friend this weekend, she sent me this email:
“I decided to gently transplant the some flowers to a place where they might have a chance to thrive. That’ s going take some very gentle maneuvering as I get them free from the weeds that surround them and transplant their healthy roots in fertile soil. Then with just the right amount of sunshine and rain my hope is that they will grow and bloom.”
How about you? Are you in the right place in the garden of your life? None of us get to choose the place we are first planted. Some are fortunate and begin life in a beautiful garden with attentive caretakers. However, most of us need a little help as life goes on, some weeding, pruning, or a total transplant.
God knows exactly what spot in the garden you belong, and how to help you thrive in the place where you are currently planted.
Today is a good day to do a little planting or maybe a little weeding, drop some healthy seed into the dreams of your life OR extract the unhealthy roots, or even decide to take a bigger step and be trans-planted.
I have SO MANY Give-aways going right now, PLEASE let me give you something!
Check these out!
1) I am giving away 3 Born to Bloom STARTER KITS for a Springtime neighborhood, church or family Bible study. The kits contain adorable garden goodies, a supply of books and personal a one on one coaching session by phone or Skype with me about how to use the Born to Bloom series. In oder to be registered to win you have to show me you are serious and purchase at least one book on your own.
2) I am giving away one of these for every 100 new LIKES I get on my NEW Facebook Author page at Pat Layton. Once you “LIKE” you are entered for each drawing. Please SHARE my page on your Facebook or Twitter and be entered again with every share.
Tell me, are YOU planted in the right place TODAY? I would love to hear about it! Is it a time for blooming? weeding? transplanting?