Weeding the Gardens of our Lives!
“I am the true vine, and my father is the gardener. He cuts off every branch in me that bears no fruit, while every branch that does bear fruit he prunes so that it will be more fruitful. John 15:1-2
1. What do you need to prune to make space for growth? Spirit? Love?
2. Take an inventory of your personal relationships, are there some that you need to set healthy boundaries with? ______________________________________
3. Have nothing in your homes that you do not know to be useful and believe to be beautiful.
4. Take pictures off the wall, clear a tabletop or mantle for one week to experience “The Fullness of Nothing”. Then ponder, what do you really want to put back.
5. Accept your mistakes! Everyone buys clothes or other items that they will never wear, use or display. Don’t keep these shopping skeletons in your closet. Donate them or sell them on Ebay.
6. Start to look at the distinction between abundance and sufficiency. Sufficiency invokes an experience of satisfaction and well-being. Sufficiency is that moment when we have enough. Ask your heart “What is enough?”
Be content with what you have;
Rejoice in the way things are.
When you realize there is nothing lacking,
The whole world belongs to you.
Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. I say to myself, “the Lord is my portion; Therefore I will wait for him.”
What’s in your garden?
read Galatians 5:22
So how is your fruit today? Is it growing?
Is there one that needs more tending to than others? Why do you suppose that is?
Is there something that needs to be cut back pruned to allow for new growth?
Don’t let fear, anger or bitterness overgrow in your life and take root, PRUNE and make room for those good fruits to GROW!
Today ponder the fruits of the Spirit and keep your eyes open to where they are most bountiful and where they are in need of work in your life. Be a good gardener of your spirit and harvest an abundant life!