One of our friends has moved to California with his wife. They are living in a lovely place built on their daughter’s property. I think both of them grew up in their Arkansas small town, married there and never intended to leave there. He posts a lot of pictures from their old home. He knew what he was doing with his garden and that is obvious in the photos.
For a garden to grow there must be good soil, clean water and quality seeds. You can tell by the size and volume of his old gardens that he knew these things. You would never see him just stepping out on his porch and throwing seeds out. They’d never get a chance to germinate much less grow into fine plants that bear vegetables and fruits in their season. The depth and preparation of the soil, the right moisture and the careful planting of seeds are all part of the success of a garden.
Oh beloved, God wants you to know this morning that your success revolves around the nature, depth and quality of your relationship with Jesus. He wants you to know that without Him you will find yourself in shallow, rocky soil. Without Him the sun will beat relentlessly and you will find yourself dry and hardened. Without Him there’s no hope of bearing good fruit fit for the Kingdom.
But there’s good news! You have all the right ingredients for success when you have Christ! He makes all things fruitful. Your life is full of promise! While others are busy working themselves to death for very little of God’s riches, you are planting quality into your time with Him! You will reap what you sow and you are sowing much in the Kingdom. Every time you encounter rocks and weeds of life you stop and talk to the Father! Every time you come upon dry times you retreat to His presence. No time with the King is ever wasted! No reliance upon the Savior is lost time! Waiting for the rain of His blessing is your best plan – for He gives everything you need in season. Your destiny is not to work yourself to death for things that don’t even satisfy. No, your destiny is reliance completely on the Lord! It may look to others like you over prepare, but truth is you will finish this season with a bumper crop of love, joy, peace and more!
God loves you and He’s for you! Stay very close to Him. Rely upon the Spirit of the Living God to anoint you, appoint you, prepare you and guide you every step of the way. And rest in His promises as you reap the blessings of the Spirit filled life walking with Christ all the days of your life!
Mark 4:20 Others, like seed sown on good soil, hear the word, accept it, and produce a crop—some thirty, some sixty, some a hundred times what was sown.
John 15:5 I am the vine, you are the branches; he who abides in Me and I in him, he bears much fruit, for apart from Me you can do nothing.
John 15:16 You did not choose Me but I chose you, and appointed you that you would go and bear fruit, and that your fruit would remain, so that whatever you ask of the Father in My name He may give to you.