Funny how time flies when you are focused on planting and harvest season! 10 months ago, I really wanted to focus on my communication skills by spending more time blogging as a way to keep people engaged with the ministry. Instead, quite rapidly I was consumed with grant research and writing, re-evaluating and refining the ministry plans and vision, caring for my father since my mother passed away, and getting used to my husband being home full time (virus related company shut down, they called him back a week before he was set to retire, so he didn't return).
My garden seems to be a bit of a jumbled mess at the moment, weeds are growing alongside the fruits. There often seems to be too much to tend to, when I get too much on my plate I have a hard time seeing the forest for the trees, then I find myself simply sitting and praying. Asking God to align my thoughts and tasks to address what He would have me do. Not everything gets done as it should. Years ago, I would have spent a lot of time tearing myself down for the unfinished tasks, messy house and seemingly endless hours of wasted time. Yet this season, there is a peace about me, a resolve to pull those weeds of negativity and nourish my roots so I am sure they are strong and go way down deep. The Lord has a mighty work ahead, I am not certain I am fully prepared, but I know I will stand firm in His grace and see His harvest.
As our garden in the natural is supplying us with abundant bounty to eat and preserve for the months to come, the garden of my heart is fixed on the Lord and seeing healing manifest in our community and region, we are finally able to start offering some equipping classes for the community. While there is very little community support for the ministry, I know the Lord has a plan. He has promised provision, and as always, it will arrive in His perfect timing. I trust him to assure we have the resources need to heat a small portion of the building over the winter. Will you stand firm with me in asking the Lord to supply more than enough for the ministry to truly reap a harvest of healing in the months and years ahead?
Jesus said to them, "The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few. Therefore pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest." Luke 10:2