One of the things I love to do when I have spare time is garden. I’m constantly amazed that I can take something in seed form, water it a little and something starts to sprout. Perinneal flowers, for example, are my favorite. These amazing things create blossoms year after year. All I have to do now that they’ve been planted is prune it up a bit.
Pruning is something I’ve learned from a master gardner friend of mine along the way. Learning where to cut your roses or how to snip off the dead blooms so more will grow allows you to continue to enjoy your fresh blooms.
Proverbs 14 says that a wise woman builds her home but a foolish one tears hers down with her own hands.
The New Testament is clear that we can sow seeds that cause our flesh to sprout or sow seeds that cause our spirit man (woman) to soar. When you sow to the spirit, your spirit life will blossom but there are times when even the most spiritual among us need to prune. It’s part of this cycle called life. It’s no different in our spiritual life.
But what does this look like practically? Perhaps it means digging deeper and rooting out that negative perspective that’s been haunting you about a family member recently. Instead, choose to snip that off and speak a word of life. Watch what grows. It may be working on doing the little things that bring your family joy when you’d rather just relax and watch the latest episode in your favorite TV series.
You were created and designed to be a woman who walks wisely in relationships. You can do this!