Natural Wisdom Part 3: Learning Matthew 6 from Fallen Leaves

Stop, look, and see how God provides for our needs



As long as the leaves keep falling, I can keep adding material to the slow compost pile. As long as the leaves keep falling, I can keep getting usable dirt (long-term). As long as the leaves keep falling, God is giving me what I need to grow my garden.

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Hello Readers, hope all’s well. Time for another post in my new series, Natural Wisdom. In case you missed the first two posts, this is a series where I write about some of the lessons God has taught me, through nature. Because God teaches us so much through nature, if we’re willing to watch and listen to see and hear the Wisdom. God teaches us a lot about Himself, through nature. He teaches us about lots of topics.

Those lessons are the premise of this series.

The latest thing God has taught me through nature, is a Matthew 6-type lesson. Not the part about humility, but the part about how God provides us with everything we need, when we need it. Which is why we shouldn’t worry (as long as we’re trusting and following Him). God provides everything we need to live, things like food and so on. And more to the point of this series, He provides these things to us mainly through nature.

Well, I’m making a garden farm project on my land (the reason this series started, I work outside in nature every day now). And one thing we can’t do without when we want to grow food … is dirt!! Soil!! We need soil to grow anything, of course. But how do we get the soil for planting?? Do we have to buy it in the store, is that our only option??

No … God provides everything we need!! There is actually a way to, believe it or not, use what God has given us in nature to make new soil for planting. This is natural leaf composting. It’s a method that takes time, I won’t sugarcoat that. But it feels good to use what God has provided, to create more soil, to grow more plants and vegetables. It feels like God is working with us on the land, giving us materials (which many people see as waste) that we can turn into something useful.

It’s a great example, to me, of how in nature God provides us what we need. So read…




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