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The Foundation

Posted by Tami Wallace on April 24, 2014 @ 3:06 PM

Working in the yard recently I noticed one of my gazanias was looking puny.  (These perennials always look good and produce beautiful yellow flowers even in the harsh Florida sun.)  When I brushed away the mulch, I saw the soil around the roots had begun to erode away.  There was almost no foundation for this plant at all.

I felt God speak to my heart, “At times you have to rebuild the foundation.”

When first planted, the foundation of the gazania was adequate.  However, as time went on and the plant grew, what was at the base was not enough to sustain the growth.

So it is with life.  There are times, or seasons, when you have to remove what is on the surface of your life and examine the foundation.  Can the foundation sustain growth?  Does it need to be strengthened?

A weak, inadequate foundation will begin to change what is above it. 

Not just for my garden.  For my life.  For my family.

For everything God has entrusted me to grow.

 

“Whoever comes to Me, and hears My sayings and does them, I will show you whom he is like:  He is like a man building a house, who dug deep and laid the foundation on the rock.   And when the flood arose, the stream beat vehemently against that house, and could not shake it, for it was founded on the rock.”    Luke 6:47-48

 

Don't Give Up

Posted by Tami Wallace on April 17, 2014 @ 2:03 PM

 

“So let's not get tired of doing what is good.

At just the right time we will reap a harvest of blessing,

if we don’t give up.”

Galatians 6:9

  I read that verse again today for the “who knows how many” times,

yet saw the last phrase as if for the first time.

 IF WE DON’T GIVE UP

 Not we will reap if we always do the right thing.

Or say the right thing.  Or follow a certain number of steps without slipping up.

The simple requirement?

Don’t give up.

 There are days I feel like I am doing everything wrong.

Discouraged, full of unanswered questions, at the end of my rope. 

Days that being a mom, wife, or friend seems too hard.

But you know what?

I am not giving up.

 So I will make it… and not just barely make it.

I will reap all that God has promised.

All that He has put in my heart to accomplish.

The more than I ever dreamed or imagined kind of make it.

 Because of seeing the phrase that I have known and memorized,

but really seeing it with a new perspective today. 

The only thing God asks of me and of you,

Don't Give Up.

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