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God and the Garden

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by HomesteaderWife, Mar 14, 2019.

  1. Mar 14, 2019
    HomesteaderWife

    HomesteaderWife Deeply Rooted

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    We made this sign for an upcoming arts and crafts event and I wanted to share it while bringing up a discussion if anyone would like to chime in.

    "FARMING keeps the family fed
    THE FARMER keeps the livestock fed
    BUT GOD keeps the soul fed"

    The wording just kind of came into mind a few weeks ago. Essentially, I wanted people to have deeper appreciation for farming with respect to God. Especially for those who can and freeze and store their produce- you can attest to the fact it will feed you year round. You tend to the livestock and keep them fed so they provide for you in turn. God keeps the soul nourished so you can do all these things. It's a balanced relationship. Does this make sense, what I've tried to communicate?

    It made me want to open the discussion for how you see God in your gardening, and how it makes you feel to enjoy a good day made by Him. Do you see Him in all the birds surrounding you, or the chickens scratching the soil? What part of the garden makes you just really admire God's creation?

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    KeeperAtTheHomestead

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    That's a cute sign!! I love the message! :love

    Soil has had me really admiring God here lately. It's so complex and amazing.
    We just planted our first seeds of the year; they were "sealed" in with a prayer. In the end, it's the Creator of Life that blesses man's work.
     
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    baymule

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    I love your sign and it's meaning. I am always amazed at the miracle of a tiny seed and the abundance it brings forth. How could it be, but by the hand of God?
     
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    Beekissed

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    Yes, there is no garden without God, nor anything else for that matter. God is the largest part of anything I do on the homestead, with respect for how He intended the animals and garden to grow and not how man has decided they should.

    I couldn't take the first step out onto the land without His help and guidance in what to do out there.



    Great thread, BTW!!! :thumbsup
     
  5. Mar 15, 2019
    dickiebird

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    Every time a seed I plant germinates I know there is a greater being than just us mortals
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    THANX RICH
     
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    Michigan_Nick

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    I'm with you on this Rich. There's something special when you see such a tiny little seed begin to sprout. Through all the stages of our plants lives, God is ever present. Makes me feel even more blessed that I have the ability to help carry out His "small miracles" every growing season.
     
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    ducks4you

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    The ONLY problem with involving God in your gardening is that when you start he treats you like a "baby Christian Gardener", but later on you don't get as many passes. :lol:
    Either that, or I care more...not sure which.
    Actually, the Holy Spirit is always giving me good ideas on gardening AND animal training.
     
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    Beekissed

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    Me too, Ducks! Sometimes they don't work...or at least I think they don't, only to find He's leading me to the next level of that kind of gardening and He knows full well I need to be led, not pushed, into something new.

    All my ideas that are good, interesting and fulfilling come from Him, so even if they don't work as I had wanted I know they are part of a bigger plan that I cannot see but that He is working out for me.

    All of it very exciting and full of anticipation and purpose! :weee
     
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    Collector

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    Life began in a garden.. I think that is why working in the garden is so calming and stress free.
    And the lord god planted a garden eastward in Eden; and there he put the man whom he had formed.
    Gen 2:8
     
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    Rhodie Ranch

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    Thank you for this thread. Keep it going. I need it...
     

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