Monday, 18 March 2013 12:53

A strong tree

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Planted by the water Planted by the water Alet Gardner

Putting my trust in people, depending on people to supply the security, attention, love, company that I need, will leave me like a little shrub on the dunes/in the desert – barely hanging in there by the tips of my toes. 

But putting my trust in God (as Isaiah 26:3 describes it: my mind stayed on Him, committing myself to Him, leaning on Him, hoping confidently in Him) will result in my being a strong tree next to a river, my roots going deep and reaching the life-giving water – heat resistant, my leaves staying fresh and green (on a psychological level, soul/talents/relationships) and bearing fruit perpetually (spiritual level, fruit of the Spirit – influencing all my other relationships).  

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Alet Gardner

Hi there! I am an South African expat, living in the lovely Kent countryside in the UK.
I love everything meaningful and beautiful - so I try my hand at photography, painting, embroidery, needlework, cooking and writing.

My inspiration for all of this: the people that I love,
and the love that God has for me.