Your Mental Garden

If your mind were a garden, what would it look like? Would it be peaceful and beautiful..a place of refreshment? …or would it be ill-kept and unorganized..maybe overrun with weeds or dry and barren? In the incredibly fast paced world we live, we
are constantly assaulted from every side and pushed to a frenzied pace that squeezes out the activities which would nourish our hearts and minds. Time alone…time to reflect….time with our children…our spouses. How can our minds and hearts be beautiful gardens if we never have time to tend them? Time to pull out the weeds…time to water and plant.
As a mom I struggle to care for my children. I struggle with finding time to take care of myself or have time with my husband. The demands of house and home, the education of our children, our work and busy schedules, leave me weary and dry. I want to encourage you, reader, to take inventory of your mental garden. Take some time to reflect and maybe pull some weeds. Here are some words that can water your thirsty mind and give life to your tired soul. I hope that these words refresh you as they have refreshed me.

The Lord is my light and my salvation–whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life of whom shall I be afraid? -Psalm 27:1

The Lord gives strength to his people; the Lord blesses his people with peace. -Psalm 29:11

The mind of sinful man is death, but the mind controlled by the Spirit is life and peace. -Rom. 8:6

Jesus said, “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.” – John 14:27

The fruit of righteousness will be peace; the effect of righteousness will be quietness and confidence forever. -Isaiah 32:17

You will keep in perfect peace him whose mind is steadfast, because he trusts in you. -Isaiah 26:3

It is my prayer that this blog will be a means to tend my own personal mental garden a bit, and that the things I discover and share would be like water that refreshes.

Terri

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