Turning It Over
When those words run through my mind I think of the soil outside.
Or even the days spent at the beach digging in the sand and watching sand castles dissolve back into the ocean.
It is not always just letting go and letting God, but sometimes there is more involved when you cannot seem to let go.
Turning it over with God. Digging into the heart of the issues and 'shoveling them out of the way.
Turning the soil over and making way for new growth in life.
Letting go is always hard.
Tirelessly Terry worked at digging up a root next to the house.
Only two weeks before we closed on the house in March of 2010, there was a huge storm. Lightening hit this tree right next to the house. The owner did not of course do the 'right' thing of having it removed and taken out of the way.
The main part tree trunk was drug over to the pond and pushed in. Out of site, out of mind.... but the root of the problem was still in the ground next to the house, constantly tripping us up and making it impossible to mow or grow anything there.
Slowly using his saw and shovel, Terry took it on and turning the soil over and over exposed the things that needed to be removed.
Perhaps that is what we need to do in our minds or lives. We might have to dig around to find the true rooted problem or issue. When we find it, we have uncovered it and that is what we need to turn over to God.
In the void that is left, Terry planted Lantana... to bloom and set root into newly turned soil.
He worked the area, also adding leached soil back to the foundation around the house.
Think what good things can grow in the place of the things that drag you down that you cannot seem to let go of.
A Texas Artist
Now, discipline always seems painful rather than pleasant at the time, but later it yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness.--Hebrews 12:11