Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Which Garden Will You Tend?

A lady had a dream one night of coming to an old wooden gate. Laying close by in the rubble, she noticed the key that was somewhat hidden from view. She opens the gate to find a garden. It was grown over and totally dead.

Beyond that garden, she saw an archway leading to another garden. She could see the sun shining on it’s beautiful flowers and greenery. An invisible force seemed to have drawn her to the beautiful garden. As she entered in, she began to tend to the beautiful garden.

Suddenly, she turned around to find the once dead garden now was also a beautiful garden full of beautiful flowers and plants.

When she awoke, she felt like the dream meant that if she would begin to nurture the good and positive things of her life, she would soon realize that the negative things in her life would also soon come to life.

I believe that this is so true with our lives. We tend to put too much focus on the negative, smothering out all the good that is around us. I want to practice counting my blessings and focusing on the good that God is doing in my life.

Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things. Phil. 4:8