Is Your Grass Green?

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Ahhh!!! the smell of flowers in bloom, sounds of birds singing, the warmth of the sun, sitting in the swing reading a good book, with a glass of iced tea, what could be.......WAIT!!! whats that sound?  Oh!!! where is that (ACHOOOO!!!!) dust coming from?  Its the neighbors mowing their dirt again, can't they see there is very little grass???

Our hearts can be just like a lawn, either lush and green or spotty with dirt.  The effect on others can be the same too.  Peaceful and relaxing or always irritating.

Have you ever been around someone who the minute they walk into a room peace and joy fill their space.  They have  what I call a "safe" feeling, you sense their sincerity and their kindness, you know they truly care about others.  After spending time with them you are filled up, your encouraged, you can't wait to see them again.  Like the grass they are continually growing with the love and knowledge of the Lord, their like a luscious green lawn....they feel good!

On the other hand, if you have ever been around the spotty lawn heart, you know that you never know how they are feeling or what mood they might be in.  They are always looking for something or someone to make them happy.  They are malnourished because of their lack of spending time with God and His word.  They expect others to do what needs to be done while they sit and complain.  They are always draining others to try to feel better about themselves.  They are not easy to be around and according to them no matter how good their life is....the grass is always greener on the other side.

How does one become the green rich lawn you ask?  Its all about what you put into it.  Nutrients, water, rich dirt and someone to nurture it.

The only way to have a lush green heart is to fill it with the rich nutrients of the word of God, water it by spending time with the Lord and as we seek Him our own lives become rich and lush with His love for others.  Which lawn is the example of your heart?

Luke 8:11-15  The seed is the word of God.  Those along the path are the ones who hear, and then the devil comes and takes away the word from their hearts, so that they may not believe and be saved.  Those on the rock are the ones who receive the word with joy when they hear it, but they have no root.  They believe for awhile, but in the time of testing they fall away. The seed that fell among the thorns stands for those who hear, but as they go on their way they are choked by life's worries, riches and pleasures, and they do not mature.  But the seed on good soil stands for those with a noble and good heart, who hear the word, retain it, and by persevering produce a crop. 


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Women Encouraged founder and director, Linda Huffman believes in doing all she can to help women be all they can be - physically, emotionally and spiritually. WE strives to do that by helping women recognize their strengths, conquer their weaknesses, bring balance in all areas of their lives and promote confidence in who they are, which gives them the courage to reach for those desires in their hearts that seem impossible.

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