Let me tell you a not so kept secret. I am a plant killer. I kill plants and am now admitting it to all. Well, maybe more like a plant neglector. I don't do the killing on purpose, they just seem to die slowly and silently.
My husband, John, would worry about this BC (before child). His concern was that if I couldn't keep a plant alive, how would I keep a baby going. I explained to him that plants die without so much as a peep to me, but babies tend to make lots of noise! Our daughter is almost 11 years old now. I was right about the noise. She never missed a watering or feeding!
Wish that was also true about our own spiritual walk. Our spiritual life needs attention much like those plants (and babies!). Without time given in study, meditation, and worship, it will start to wither and die slowly. But lucky for me, God never gives up on us even after a dry spell (unlike all those plants I have killed!). We always have a chance to start the watering and nurturing again.
So here I go with a new sense of direction in my spiritual walk. I am also turning over a new leaf (pun intended) with plant maintance. I will buy new ferns for my front porch tomorrow! Wish me luck. I will keep you posted!