Trees planted 20 years ago would already be providing us privacy and shade from the heat.
5 years ago during my daily shower I started hearing this nudge from God to start a blog (yes, God and I have had many shower conversations over the years because when there are young kids in the house, this IS the quiet time, if you are lucky enough to have one by 10 p.m.!).When I felt this nudge, blogs were not popular, not to mention the fact I NEVER had a desire to write as a way to honor God. Over the years, God nudged me, gave me a picture of it in greater detail and after a couple years, I even tried my hand at writing a few here and there. But, I never stuck with it and nothing seemed to come of it.
I threw a small seed of obedience out here or there, but it always landed in rocks. My roots were shallow. I wasn’t spending an extended time with God allowing Him to till the soil of my heart; I was simply trying to check the box to appease Him.
Often God casts seeds of encouragement or ideas into our minds, yet we fail to push past the layer of old mulch to help the seed take root in good soil.
Often, we expect Him to find the good soil for His seed without allowing Him to pull the weeds and work the foundation of our hearts with His hands.
In the last two years, I’ve been more intentional about letting God work inside me. I am starting to gather some shade from the heat of the world as my roots spread in His goodness.
While the best time to begin this site was 5 years ago, I’m confident I’ll be able to look back and celebrate the second best.