Jehovah was not in the wind. And after the wind, an earthquake: Jehovah was not in the earthquake.
And after the earthquake, a fire: Jehovah was not in the fire. And after the fire, a soft gentle voice. (1Kings 19:11-12)

Friday, November 2, 2012

Rooted and Grounded

Five Minute Friday

The prompt for this Five Minute Friday is: Roots

Soft, sparkly snowflakes are flittering in the air and laying a white fluffy blanket on the ground.

My children, just out of bed, are dancing around, yelling, "It's snowing!" Excited about the first snowfall of the year. It covers up all the muck for all the rain we got in October. The drabbiness gets bright with white.

I look out the back window and can see the blanket of snow cover our square foot gardens. The first year we planted our garden we had squares overflowing with vegetables, vines bent right over with bright red tomatoes.

This year we used the same technique and the same recipe for the soil, but we did not reap what we sowed. We had two problems - the rabbits and the lack of rain!

The seeds we planted had no chance to take root. Most of the seeds that came up became food for the bunnies. The seeds that survived them thirsted in the drought. And some how life got busy and we didn't give them the water they needed regularly enough.

Those poor plants - they remind me of our spiritual strength.

Oh, how we need to be strengthened with power through the Spirit.

We need to be "rooted and grounded in love - that we  may have strength to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God."



  1. I just love how the little things in life are great reminders of His love for us. I have enjoyed reading your 31 days posts. Good on you for putting staying with the challenge. You have an amazing story to tell.


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