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Clearing Out Space for The Spirit May 18, 2010

Posted by Ventura Dreamer in Blogroll.
Wildflowers in the yard

Wildflowers in the yard

Wildflowers in the Frontyard

Wildflowers in the Frontyard

I read a short devotional piece by Jeanette Stokes in my daily devotional, The Upper Room Disciplines, this morning that really spoke to me as a gardener.  Her garden sounds just like my front yard – full of hardy perennials that come back time after time.  All I have to do is make sure I clear out the old growth, weed, and cut off flowers that have finished blooming and/or seeding – and there is room for new flowers to come up and bloom.  She compares spiritual practice to that – I need to make choices and figure out what can be cleared out of my mind and life and choose what is really important.  It’s a reminder of the “Priorities” talk on the Emmaus weekends – what really is important: what do I think about, what do I spend my money on, what do I spend my time on? 

If I want to be led by the Spirit, to be called a child of God, I must leave some places open and welcoming for the Spirit of God to break into my life.

Irises among wildflowers

Irises among wildflowers



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