This morning I couldn’t see the mountains in all their glory standing tall just a few miles from my home. Without a doubt, I knew they were there. But today a thick fog was preventing me from seeing them.
It’s like a thick brain fog made up of worries, troubles, and distractions that sometimes prevent me from seeing God. In my stubborn attempt to be self-sufficient, I try to muddle through the fog on my own. But the truth is, the less I focus on God and rely on his strength to face the worries of my life, the thicker the cloud of fog becomes and the further away from him I feel.
Just like knowing the mountains hidden by the fog are still there, I know God is as well. It’s just when I put him out of sight; many times, he’s out of mind. I don’t like the separation this cloud creates in our relationship. When I’m not seeing or hearing God in my life, I know it’s time to pray and return to his word so the Bright Morning Star will burn away the cloud of fog separating us. It’s like when the morning sunrise burns away the fog hiding the mountains. When the sun rises, it heats the air and ground, warming the dew so the cloud evaporates. Christ the Son shines on our soul, warming our heart, changing our focus, and evaporating the distractions that take our attention away from him.
There are many types of gardens. The first two most people think of are flower and vegetable gardens, There are also water, rock, medicinal, and meditation gardens. One many don't consider is the garden of your mind. Is your mind garden producing weeds or beauty and nourishment for your soul, body, and relationships? Though weeds have their place in the soil we cultivate, they do not belong in our mind garden. With the grace of God, we can become master gardeners at removing the weeds in our mind.