February 18, 2013
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The Garden of Our Hearts

You are my private garden, my treasure. Songs of Solomon 4:12 NLT

As our Husbandman, the Lord will manage the garden of our hearts perfectly if we will allow Him to have His way. It is important for us not to resist His work or to pray against the things He wants to do.

If we ask Him not to send the till, then the hardness in our hearts would not be broken and become receptive to the life-giving seeds He wants to sow;

If we ask Him not to send the dark clouds, then we would not receive the rains that are needed to keep our hearts from becoming dry and barren;

If we ask Him not to send the summer sun, then our hearts would not send our roots of faith deeper into the soil of His love;

If we ask Him not to send the knife, then the branches of our hearts would not be pruned and be unable to produce the abundant fruit that will glorify Him;

If we ask Him not to send the strong winds, then our hearts would fail to send out the seeds that are needed to enrich the lives of others.

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5 Responses to “The Garden of Our Hearts”

  1. Marvelous Damilare February 18, 2013 at 3:48 PM #

    Oh Lord come into my garden and tend it as you wish Lord.

  2. Elaine February 18, 2013 at 5:04 PM #

    Getting through the process helps if we have a firm heart conviction that God’s love is at the helm of our lives, and have a firm belief in the goodness of God.

  3. karyn February 18, 2013 at 5:54 PM #

    Yes, I can’t agree with you more. To go with the flow of the Holy Spirit. So many resist the flow of the Spirit. It just makes us go round the same mountain again and again and again until we move forward.

  4. Davi beschizza February 18, 2013 at 6:08 PM #

    What a profoundly written ,insightful piece.As humans go,we want the enjoyable bits,not the process.It is the process,that touches,the soul ,mind and spirit.When the results follow,one is attuned in every way to enjoy’the fruits of the blood,sweat and tears”. In experiencing the process,there is a shift in every way,from being broken to an elevation,beyond one ‘s expectation.It starts from the premise that God will be there,all the way,and he knows what he is doing.One needs to yield,to be be less,and God to be more .

  5. Lacyon DReyes February 21, 2013 at 4:47 AM #

    Beautiful changes in our lives will happen only if we allow God to work on us. God is so good that He gave us free will…it is up to us how to use it…we can have happiness or be in misery depending on the choice we make.

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