I love birthdays. I love making a big deal of my friends and family. And honestly, I love my birthday just as much! Birthdays are a whole month in my world and I’m shameless about it. This year for my birthday I asked my parents for a lemon tree, which was out of the norm for me. I’m usually all about gift cards to the art supply store so I can go crazy buying colorful paints, but not this year. You see, two houses up the street from me is this gorgeous tree, and a few times a year I see an abundance of juicy fruit hanging off, begging to be picked. Unfortunately, proper neighbor etiquette dictates that I can’t simply walk over and pick the juicy fruit for myself. I drive by that tree daily and yearn to stop, pick, eat and enjoy this gorgeous fruit. *But, it’s not mine for the taking.
My very own fruit tree represents something new and fresh to me lately. I’ve been wrestling with the Lord about my desire for dreams and desires that I see Him fulfilling in others. It reminds me of that age-old adage, “the grass is always greener,” but it’s more like, “the fruit is juicier over on her tree, in her yard, Lord, that You are harvesting.” And in His kindness, God is showing me that His glorious fruit is sweet and juicy right where He has placed me, in my own yard. *God’s goodness is mine for the taking.
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