Tuesday, 10 July 2012

Behind the scenes.

Rain makes me think of all the things that are happening behind the scenes at the moment. Most of the trees are still bare, plants have been pruned, and gardens that are normally bursting with colour are still waiting to reveal their new wardrobe. But things are happening beneath the surface.
When you plant a seed in the right soil, it's not really a question of if it will grow.. it's just when. (And yes I know I am making the waiting time sound like a walk in the park with a lovely cup of French Earl Grey tea, which I know it is not.. but go with me on this one).

Things are not as they seem. Things happen under the soil.  Beneath the surface, it's busy. The seed we cannot see is being equipped with everything it needs to be a strong, powerful, beautiful flower. In darkness it grows in strength and when the timing is right.. it blossoms perfectly and without limitation.
And so it is with us. You may be facing things that don't make sense at the moment, but they will soon. And in the season of waiting, it's a blessing to give. It's like sowing a beautiful seed. And as we give, we will receive. Here are some seeds we can sow..

Help a friend move house..
Cook a meal for someone..
Give thanks for the small things..
Give someone a hand with their gardening..
Visit a grandparent..
Buy someone lunch..
Write words of encouragement..
Make someone a cup of tea..
Pray for someone..
Bake your mum banana bread..
Offer to clean someone's house..

As we sow these precious gifts, our seed will return to us in full - pressed down shaken together to make room for more, running over and poured into our laps.





When we give, it plants a seed for breakthrough. Be encouraged, there are seeds you have planted that are growing rapidly beneath the surface. As much as we often dislike this season of winter and rain, there are billions of seeds under the ground at this very moment, slowly growing and building strength for a wonderful life. And it's actually the very thing we often complain about, (rain) that is growing them, sustaining them and helping them to flourish.

What seed are you going to plant today? 

Have a lovely day my friends :)

nat x

Images - 1, 2, 3, 4.  

19 comments:

  1. Oh I so love everything you write Miss Box! Need to encourage others to read your blog. What an inspiration and lift for the spirit! :)

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    1. The Writers InkJuly 11, 2012 10:54 am

      Thank you my friend :) I so appreciate you! Thank you so much for reading :):)

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  2. Such beautiful words again and so encouraging!!Mummax

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    1. The Writers InkJuly 11, 2012 10:54 am

      Thanks :):) It's amazing the words of hope that come out isn't it!!

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  3. I needed to read this today!! Thanks Miss Nat B for your precious words of wisdom & encouragement.x

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    1. The Writers InkJuly 11, 2012 10:55 am

      Aw thanks my friend.. I just read again and was re-encouraged! Taking Emmy out for an "adventure morning of surprises" this morning.. excited to be able to bless her with gifts and surprises today :):)

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  4. Need to have lunch with someone pronto...plant seeds!!!

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    1. The Writers InkJuly 11, 2012 10:56 am

      Yes!! Do it.. it's so much fun!! Thank you so much for reading :):)

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  5. So just like in that 2nd image, Underneath the soil, something is happening...like mans hands...for you maybe :-)

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    1. The Writers InkJuly 11, 2012 10:52 am

      That is awesome. Wow. I will take that! :)

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  6. TRULY encourageing words, Natalie Box!! Thank you. God is ALWAYS working behind the scenes. YES!! x

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    1. The Writers InkJuly 11, 2012 10:57 am

      I know.. I was so encouraged just picturing the little seeds under the surface working so hard even though no one can see them!! It was so precious!! Yep our God is BIGGER and He is working NOW!! :) xxxx

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  7. i love the second photo, so inspirational. I'm definitely gonna try out one of those tips you listed after the 3rd photo.

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  8. Boxie, i never knew!!! You are a writer! Love the style and thoughts you little blogger you, keep it up:)
    Rob

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    1. The Writers InkJuly 13, 2012 12:52 am

      Thank you so much for your encouragement! And thank you sooooo much for reading!!! :):)

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  9. Such an incredible depth to these words...Yes!!! So encouraging & inspiring. You are amazing X

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    1. The Writers InkJuly 13, 2012 12:54 am

      Thank you for your beautiful words Heids... they mean so much!! Very encouraging to me :)

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  10. I LOVE LOVE LOVE this. Very encouraged today Boxy!! Thank you!!

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    1. The Writers InkJuly 13, 2012 12:53 am

      I am so glad.. thank you so much for reading bella bella!!! MWAH!

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Thanks for your comments. I pray you are encouraged and blessed! Please keep in touch :)

Nat xx

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