If your life was a garden what would it look like? Will it be as beautiful and peaceful as the Garden in Genesis?
God often speaks to us through nature and especially in the Bible. One morning I went into my room (and this might sound silly but it happened)…I saw two arrows on the bed and at first, I thought was there something wrong in the room? But then the most amazing thing ever happened, I heard a big commotion outside, and as I moved the curtains away, there was probably over 50 birds in our garden! The arrows were pointing towards the curtains! Then the following verse came up to me:
Matthew 6:26 – Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?
At that moment I just knew God was talking to me, since that day I’ve been thinking about each and everyone’s “garden”. What if your garden should represent the actual garden? Would you have the honor of entering the actual garden with regards to the way your garden looks today?
Are you planting seeds and watering them, making sure that each and everything in that garden is being attended to?
Let’s say every good deed and word you speak is a seed being planted and spending time with God and doing His will is the water for your garden and the life. With that being said, every bad deed and word you speak cause famine in the garden. So, I ask you, what does your garden look like?
Will it be a garden where people can come and rest, admire the beautiful work you have done, or will it be a garden that is dead or has a few dead spots?
In this series we are going to get our gardens into shape. Turn it into a godly garden that will please God and at the same time inspire others to do the same. Join me as we take this journey together seeking God and really dedicating our lives to worshipping God.
I want you to really think about your life, are you a living image of Jesus?
Take some time to do the following questionnaire and reflect on your answers, do some searching in your heart and ask God to reveal to you this week what it is that’s keeping you away from Him. Get out all the weed in your garden.
In the past 3 months have you…
- Prayed for someone in person?
- Given food to someone that didn’t have?
- Encouraged someone?
- Told someone about Jesus?
- Done an act of kindness?
- Went out of your comfort zone for another person?
- Prayed for someone to be healed?
- Baptized someone or helped them to get to that point?
- Told someone that Jesus loves them?
- Declared life over someone?
If you said no to more than 3 answers go to your quiet place and ask God to help you overcome everything that is holding you back from walking in the fullness of your destiny that God has laid out for you.
Ask God to come and renew your mind and heart, to give you a spirit that is fearless and passionate about the will of God. Don’t be afraid of what people might think or say about you, be more concerned about what God thinks about you. After all, we are His bride and we should start doing what we are called to do. We are created for God, not the other way around.