Having been a very hard winter, the sight of green upon the landscape refreshed my heart! It blanketed the ground in a luscious delight of radiance! As I walked the Trails to check in on the sheep, I wanted a closer look at the sustenance of the grass. However, when I trekked into the pasture, I found an array of weeds. The disappointment went deep into my spirit. If I had not envisioned the provision of green grass, I don’t think that I would have been so disappointed, but I felt tricked…betrayed by the appearance. What gave the representation of nourishment was empty and could not even be consumed. Sooo it was back to the feed sacks for nourishment.
Well….it didn’t take much reflection to bring this thought back home to me. I go to church and follow the traditions of being a Christian from a distance, but what do people see when they get up close….? What do they see when I go through a trial or a tribulation? I just finished a really hard week in my personal life and the life at the Trails? What did my family see….? My close friends…..? Those who needed to be nourished spiritually by Christ through me? I pray that through my tears they could hear the whispers of God’s promises, and that in spite of my melancholy they could see His hope. I must not consist, exist in the flesh, in emptiness, but be filled nourished, provided with the Spirit of the living God.16 This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh.
17 For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other: so that ye cannot do the things that ye would. or be the things that God desires you to be Galatians 5:16 empty weeds
When I have a right to hate, I love
When I have a right to despair, I have joy
When I have a right to be anxious, I have peace
When I have a right to be impatient, I wait on God and His timing
When I have a right to be mean, I am kind
When I have a right to be harsh, I am gentle
When I have a right to be self-willed, I am self controlled
When I have a right to be bad(no character) I am good(character
When I have a right to be unfaithful, I am faithful
no spiritual nourishment, to nourishment in Christ to those around me
Love you all!!! more than 1000 blades of yummy grass for the animals!!!!