Challenge #2 of Simplifying

Master Gardener

The very second you accepted Christ, He became a part of you.

YOU CAN DO ALL THINGS THROUGH CHRIST!  Phil 4:13

With Christ, you CAN have the day created for you.

Sometimes that means, weeding out, what is not meant for your time.

This week, ask God to prune one thing that is not in His plan for your days.  It could be an activity or a  thought, you may need to let go of.  Maybe there isn’t anything for this season, or maybe there are three, but let God show you His schedule.   Slowly, you will see what needs to go, in order to make room for His plans.

**Pay attention to what the Master Gardener, leaves on your branches.  Let go of the things He trims away.**

The Vine and the Branches  “I am the true Vine. My Father is the One Who cares for the Vine. He takes away any branch in Me that does not give fruit. Any branch that gives fruit, He cuts it back so it will give more fruit.  John 15:1-2 (NLV) 

CHECK IN SOMETIME AND LET US KNOW

WHAT HE PRUNED FROM YOUR MIND OR YOUR CALENDAR

OR maybe you had a revelation from last weeks challenge #1.  Please share if you did!

Peace to you.

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What’s Your Story?

I’m a sinner and I need Him.  I mess up everyday and I’m not good at asking for forgiveness or saying I’m sorry, but I’m trying.  Thank God for grace and mercy or I wouldn’t have anyone in my life!  I don’t know everything and I’m by no means an expert, but I’m trying to find out what God says about life and how to live it.  I’m definitely, NOT perfect, nor do I think I’m the “all wise one”.  I write because I want to share my journey of living for God, in the midst of struggling to be more of who I’m meant to be.  I’m fine tuning my new found voice, so please be patient, I get a little loud with my opinions.  I’m a work in process!

Maybe you can relate?  

I love seeing and hearing from real life people, learning real life lessons, to become unusual and authentic.  Maybe sometime you could share your story with all of us.  Post it here if you like or send me a message.  People inspire me with all they can endure in this, not so easy, life.  The more transparent we are, the more vulnerable others think they can also become.    Of course we need to pick and choose, who deserves to hear our story.  Not everyone is going to be supportive and open to celebrate our triumphs and love us through the storms.  Something I’ve been working on.  I woke up in the middle of the night, two days ago and this is the scripture, reaching out to me.

Proverbs 29:11  A fool vents all his feelings, but a wise man holds them back.  

Wow, yes, that’s how to do it!  I really need to practice this one and I’m sure with God hearing me say that, He will live up to His promise to mold me, and give me lots of chances to bite my tongue!

We all have a story to tell - what's yours? This is a great starting point for your event. What's your story? If its a wedding you're planning, what's your story as a couple? This often gives you ideas of elements and key themes to weave into your event! You can also think about the story of the event from your guests point of view. What story do you want your guests to tell afterwards?

What’s yours?

Please share if you are moved to.  Your journey inspires me, as well as, those you encounter.