In the last week or so, we’ve discussed how to plant a garden. You must first prepare the soil. You have to till it and fertilize it. You have to set aside a time and place to study God’s Word. You have to get rid of the rocks and weeds of doubts, fears, and negative influences. Second, you have to PLANT THE SEEDS, and once planted, you have to be patient with others and with yourself while you wait for results. But lastly, you have to give a garden loving care, if you want it to grow.
We often take for granted that once the seeds are in – the hard part is over, but in truth, we’ve only just begun. A garden must have sunshine, water, and daily attention. We must check for bugs, pull new weeds, and possibly even put up a prop of some sort, to tie the plant up. Friends, becoming a Christian is just the beginning. You need daily “Sonshine,” and you must make sure that as the Bereans you “receive the word with all readiness of mind, and search the scriptures daily, whether those things were so” (Acts 17:11). Our lives need to be watered by prayer, as we “pray without ceasing” (I Thessalonians 5:17). We must “be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour” (I Peter 5:8). And, oh, how fellowship with our church family can be just the right prop to help us when we’re feeling down.
If a garden is going to be successful, we must be committed to doing whatever is needed. We must be alert to dangers, and as Barney Fife would say, “Nip it! Nip it! Nip it in the bud!” If we take care of the garden of our lives here on earth, the results will be “out of this world.” May you “But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and for ever. Amen” (II Peter 3:18). Simply blessed, Courtney
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VERY GOOD!! LOVE YOUR ARTICLES!! SURE MAKES ME PROUD OF YOU! GOD BLESS, YOUR MOTHER