June 5, 2009

Dealing with Mud - Food for Thought

This past few weeks have been very rainy at our house.

My Mother has a magnet on our refridgerator that says, "If you pray for rain, be prepared to deal with some mud." How true this statement is! Fortunately it is just dry enough between rains that our garden has a chance to recuperate, but everywhere you step in our yard is sticky mud.
While thinking about this situation this afternoon, I compared it to our walk with Yahweh. Rain restores life to the land and feeds the plants. Like Yeshua does for us. We are the plants in Yahweh's garden. Yeshua is the rain that restores us. And the mud is this dirty world that we live in. Full of sticky temptation, but also full of nutrients. Plants feed off of the minerals and such in soil. So while it is dirty and sometimes very muddy, it is the only place where most plants truly thrive. Other believers grow in this same garden with us to pollinate us, and thus produce more fruit than we would have without them; we do likewise for them.
This world is full of dirt; but it is also where the nutrients have been placed. The nutrients are experience and lessons learned. Our Miracle Grow is the Ruach Ha'Kodesh (Holy Spirit) and Torah to instruct, encourage, and help us along.
All work together in a perfect system and order. I'm still sorting this picture out, discovering little tidbits every time I think about it (which is almost every day). There's much more in my mind than I can type on this post. I just can't get all of what's in my mind through my hands to the keyboard.
You think about this concept. Keep it in the back of your mind as you go about your week. Let me know what you've learned from it, in addition to what I've written here. I think it will be pretty interesting to see the picture we come up with together. And assuming that others have the same problem with the keyboard as I do (lol), Can you imagine how much more there is to the picture than is said?

Shalom in Yeshua.

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