We grow what we feed. We feed what we see. We see what we choose.
I have a miniature rose in a pot in the front courtyard of our home. I had paid it little attention in the past 12 months until late October when I decided to move my tomato planting efforts to this same courtyard (inner city vegetable growing is a ‘particular’ art).
Each day as I watered, fertilised and generally yearned over my tomatoes, I would give a similar treatment to the random plants that happened to be in the same location.
The tomatoes plants duly bore fruit but what really surprised me was the literal revival in the other plants, especially the long neglected rose. It grew bushy and is now covered in about a dozen flowers.
Which illustrates well: we grow what we feed; we feed what we see; we see what we choose.
What will you see in 2010? Your choice. You may have something in the courtyard of your life waiting to flourish, but unnoticed.
Having seen it, how will you feed it? Your words, your prayers, your faith, your time, your action.
Having fed it, there is no question – it will grow. So make sure what you focus on and feed is the very will of God.
Strangely, my rose is flowering because I focused on the fruitfulness of my tomatoes and there was enough focus and feeding left over for something beautiful.
Follow the fruitful callings of God in your life and something beautiful will spring up in the midst. PH
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