Today, I was reading an FB note that my friend had written about hope. It reminded me of this previous post... which... "co in ci den tal ly" was written one year ago tomorrow. Well, you know how I feel about coincidences...
originally aired on August 12th, 2008
About Three Shelves Up.
I forgot to tell you that I lost my hope a while back. But, it's okay, really... I found it. I have to admit that I had stopped looking for it.
And do you know where I found it? In the cupboard next to the sink. About three shelves up. I had added it to a bunch of rocks in a flower display/vase. I took the flower display down... and there it was. So, I hadn't really lost my hope. I just didn't know where it was.
I decided to set it out on my patio table and put some flowers from my garden in the display.
And then it hit me. I really had lost my hope. Each morning I would come out to the garden... and I would be disappointed. It would be gray and cool. Or it would be sunny, but too cold... no humidity. It was just too cold for me to spend time in the garden. Time when I knew the Lord might speak to me. I felt like I was missing out on the best part of summer.
And then God reminded me. His timing is perfect. Even in the garden. There were things I was not ready to hear yet. Things God wanted to speak, but I was not ready to listen. Just like my garden, I had needed a little fertilizer... or a little time to be fallow.
And now, here I am. Ready to weed. Ready to prune.
Ready to reap.