Wow, what a gorgeous week this has been here in North Carolina! So pretty in fact, that I’ve been spending most of my time outdoors, working in the yard and also getting our new garden plot ready. We literally spent YEARS at our old house getting our garden perfected. We brought in truck loads of manure (to combat that beautiful Carolina red clay), tested the soil and checked the pH, nitrogen, phosphorous, and potassium to make sure they were just right for whatever it was we were growing. In the winter we’d grow cover crops to replenish the nitrogen in the soil. It was a LOT of work!
Now that we are at our new house, it’s like I’m having to start from scratch and I’m panicking. I don’t really know why, but maybe it could be because of how many years it took us to get our old one perfected (not to mention, the soil here has so much clay in it, I could make plates and bowls with it).
I guess the best thing to do would be to look at it as a challenge – a challenge that can be overcome.
I called my granddaddy (who is a master gardener with a degree in agriculture) for advice and by the end of the convo, he asked me why I even called him to begin with.
His exact words, “You already know what you’re doing!”
To that, I said “Yeah, but you always make everything all right!”.
His reply, *chuckles*
I guess I was calling on him for more of moral support and someone to talk to. Normally my granny would be on the line with us but she was definitely there with us in spirit. I ended that phone call feeling much better than I did before hand which brings me to this.
For with God nothing shall be impossible.
God tells us to ask and we shall receive, his says for us not to lean on our own understanding, and reminds us that we can do all things through Christ which strengthens us. Quite honestly, I have a bad habit of calling on Him last, when He is who we should call on first. He’s usually who we turn to when everything else falls apart.
That inevitable day is going to come when I won’t have my granddaddy to call and what then? Will I just be a hot mess? As a matter of fact, I WILL if I don’t change my way of thinking, that’s for sure.
Starting today, I’m going to lean on God when things seem impossible (well, more so than I have in the past). He wants us to come to Him because he loves us and his promises are always guaranteed.
All we have to do is look at the birds in the air. They don’t plant, harvest, or save food in barns, yet our heavenly Father feeds them.
Don’t you know you are worth much more than they are? (Matthew 6:26 paraphrased)
I sure do, and I hope you do too.
Have a blessed week everyone!