The grass is growing in my front yard—thicker and lusher than last year. It’s not because of me. My back fracture and kidney surgery means no bending, lifting, pushing or pulling. My neighbor is making the difference. He gives my yard attention almost every day with homemade grass feed, weed killer and plenty of water. It’s embarrassing to admit, but he is doing more than I did last year when I was healthy.
“What you nourish will grow,” my friend told me last week. His focus was on my spiritual life and daily walk with Jesus than in the grass in my yard. He nailed it! I need to be eager to hear the words of God every day and use them to examine and shape my thoughts and actions. Join me this growing season, giving serious attention to what is growing in our hearts and minds. O God, be thick and lush in our lives this summer.