Here you see the result of training. Not the act of training, the result of it.
The person who did the training had tools, time and energy that had to be used to get to this point in the growing season. It was a lot of work and will continue to be a lot of work. Some days are more demanding than others, but truly, year round there is work that needs to be done to maintain healthy strong life in the vines.
I see all of life through the lens of a garden. It’s just the way God’s made me.
What season is your life in right now? A season of rest? Of lying dormant with no evidence of life? An active season of preparation? A season of waiting? The thing about seasons: they change. But do we?
Any season you find yourself has its joys and challenges. That is what is consistently true of life. The training and preparation we go through before we’re called upon to bear fruit is so important. Summer is a season of balance: watering, weeding, dead heading, maintenance, and waiting for the plants to bear. Some days it looks like nothing is happening. But the efforts will pay off.
Reading, studying, and memorizing God’s Word is much like the balance of gardening in the summer. Sometimes no one sees or knows of your efforts but God Himself.
What are you in training for? Does it frustrate you that no one sees your efforts? Or are you like these vines, showing the evidence of training?
What if you’re not sure? What if you’re feeling a longing to get busy and make a change in your life? Ready to get your hands dirty but don’t know what step to take?
Let’s talk! I’ll listen.