To say I am disgruntled by a typical “English summer” is probably an understatement.
My head, from the moment I woke was one of negativity and not joy. Despite listening to worship songs and praying it wouldn’t shift.
Off to the garden I went. After weeks of rain and gloom it needed a tidy. While trying to save my tomato plants from blight it occurred to me that my soul was blighted.
My mind cloudy in mouldy thoughts far from love. My mind running away in despair and gloom of thoughts that most likely will never happen.
As I trimmed and snipped the stems that weren’t falling apart in my hands, I suddenly though of the bible verse from John 15.
I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing.John 15:5
It dawned on me that I needed pruning. As prayers flowed while trimming and snipping it led to a period of quiet and reflection once tidied. I let God work within me.
Sometimes life takes over and recently it has been full on busy. I forgot to be still and just carried on with the to do list.
If you are feeling blighted and that your mind is clouded. Step back, sit down and let God prune away the blight and restore your vine.
It's been a little crazy
My mind was going goo goo
My branches getting weighed down
By blight and mildew
Causing comparison, hatred and jealousy
It's time to take a break
And let the gardener do his thing
Trimming and pruning back my sin
Restoring the fruit of the sprit
That I need to grow and nourish my soul
Once pruned and restored
My soul how well it is
Singing songs of joy
Praises all around
To my God, the gardener