Thursday, April 17, 2008

Planting seeds we may never harvest










As you noted from my last post, we are moving on from this great "dream" house of ours. It is bitter sweet. We have fixed it up, not to turn it around and sell it right away, but to stay here. That is the bitter part. We have invested our energy to make it the best we can. When we started thinking about moving on we didn't change our desire to make this home the best that we could. We have spent hours working to hopefully bless the next owners.











We have recently turned the garden from a scary overgrown patch of weeds and dirt (with a frightening garden gate, I might add) to a quaint country garden. The girls have really enjoyed deciding on what seeds to plant and preparing the soil. The best part was putting the seed in the ground and caring for it tenderly. Tally mentioned that we may not be here to see the veggies and flowers grow.














She is hopefully right (our prayer is that we sell in the first month). We may never see the "fruits of our labor". We may never bring in the harvest. The same is true about investing in others. Think of all those who invest their time and energy in someones life and never see that person come to know Christ. For now, we have been called to plant the "seeds" and I will leave the growing and harvesting up to God.
In the mean time, we need to press on with integrity and trust that God has all the details of this move in His hands and we trust Him to bless, when He see fit.

14 comments:

Tonya said...

WOW, you guys have been BUSY! I love that you're taking things such as "planting seeds" and reminding yourself that though you may not always get to see the "fruits" of your labor, it is GOD that will bring the harvest! (What a great lesson to teach your little girls.. way to GO, Mom!) =-)

I hope to see your new house sale quickly. I will pray GOD'S WILL for your family.

Happy Planting! =-) (And hopefully MOVING TOO)

Lee & Bev said...

From the road...great reminder that we are just planters or waterers and that God gives the inrease. Wonderful pictures.

Major Mom said...

Oh, I know that feeling all too well. As an Army family that moves every couple of years, it is so hard to leave behind my precious tulips that pop up in the spring, my clematis and his smily purple blooms. What a blessing it is for the next family, though to have a yard that was loved.

Christine said...

It is so hard seling your house after you have made it your home. I can totally relate.

Susan said...

What a good reminder that we want to keep being faithful planting and watering, as we ask God to grow the harvsest.

Wife to the Rockstar said...

Lookes like it will be a lovely garden!!!!

mommy g said...

Well, this certainly is NEWS! I know that you are both listening to God's quiet and gentle voice. He never steers us wrong!
We love you and hope the best for you...

5Gustos said...

Your garden will be lovely. Whether you will get to see it, remains a mystery known only by Him above. Still praying for you guys, friend!

Rachel said...

((((Cris))))
It will be a beautiful garden.

Permission to Mother said...

I like your analogy. There are so many ways we may inspire and influence faith-based (or otherwise) and never realize it. Just because we don't realize it doesn't mean we shouldn't be a model.

Denise

Randi Sue said...

May God bless your garden whoever it is for.

Steph said...

That is ridiculously amazing. Way to GO!

Ginny said...

Your garden looks amazing! I can't get over your soil though-it doesn't look like soil! So sandy! I think you are doing the right thing by planting because you never know what God has in store, and it is an added bonus to whoever buys your house.

Julie said...

I love the part about comparing seeing or not seeing the fruits of your labor with the garden to seeing the fruits of our labor (or not ) in others!