September 5th, 2019
Title: Is God walking in your Garden?
Genesis 3:8-9-- Then the man and his wife heard the sound of the Lord God as he was walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and they hid from the Lord God among the trees of the garden. But the Lord God called to the man, "Where are you?"
There are many times in our lives that we seem to be overwhelmed or we may feel lost, even defeated in life when trouble comes to weigh us down in heaviness and break our spiritual life, in this situation we can forget the promises of God who has already won the battle through Christ Jesus who died on Calvary, that His blood has redeemed us and we are made whole by the shedding of His blood in His death and resurrection.
In the essence of our garden and who we claim to be in Him, are we allowing God access to the open door of our life, to give Him the keys of our trust in Him after all He has been willing to exercise for us through His Son, Jesus?
In allowing Him to enter into the troubles of our demise and internal conflicts are we keeping a hear to listen with attentive ear His footsteps and even recognizing who He is?
Psalms 1:3-- He is like a tree planted by the streams of water, which yields it's fruit in season and whose leaf does not whither. Whatever he does prospers.
Are you allowing God to enter into your Garden? What will he find there, the choice fruit of faith, obedience, joy, mercy that He may find a sweet smelling fragrance in His nostrils? Remembering that He is always walking with us speaking to us as only He knows how. In the meditation of our hearts through prayer do we acknowledge Him as a faithful God who is watering our Garden every day through His Word.
Isaiah 55:1-"Come, all you who are thirsty, come to the waters; and you who have no money, come, buy and eat! Come buy wine and milk without money and without cost. Why spend money on what is not bread, and your labor on what does not satisfy? Listen, listen to me, and eat what is good, and your soul will delight in the richest of fare. Give ear and come to me; hear me, that your soul may live. I will make an everlasting covenant with you, my faithful love promise to David.
So, again the text ask the question? Is God walking in your Garden but better yet, What will He find there pleasing to Him. Jeremiah 17:7-8--- But blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, whose confidence is in him. He will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream, it does not fear when heat comes; it's leaves are always green. It has no worries in a year of drought and never fails to bear fruit. "
Song of Songs 4:12-- You are a garden locked up, my sister, my bride; you are a spring enclosed, a sealed fountain. Your plants are an orchard of pomegranates with choice fruits, with henna and nard, nard and saffron, calamus and cinnamon, with every kind of incense tree, with myrrh and aloes and all the finest spices. You are a garden fountain, a well of flowing water streaming down from Lebanon.
This is the pictorial image of Christian discipleship and stewardship in Christ that He can witness our trust in Him know matter the situations in our life, for He is with us, our fountain of eternal life, expectant joy and the pleasure of His presence.