Your Life is a Garden

If you take away the yoke from your midst, the pointing of the finger, and speaking wickedness, If you extend your soul to the hungry and satisfy the afflicted soul, then your light shall dawn in the darkness, and your darkness shall be like the noonday. The Lord will guide you continually, and satisfy your soul in drought, and strengthen your bones; you shall be like a watered garden, and like a spring of water whose waters do not fail. – Isaiah 58:9b-11 NKJV.

When I was growing up my mother had a huge garden. Most of our food was raised there on the farm. I can remember many hours spent in the vegetable garden. It was filled up with plants, but I remember seeing very few weeds. It was so filled with the good plants that the weeds had few places to grow and find nourishment. The same seems to be true with Jeanie’s flower beds. There are so many flowers and shrubs that there is no room for but a few weeds to grow.

It is the same way in our lives. If we want to keep the weeds out, we need to be busy filling our lives with the good things of God. Sadly, all too many fill their lives with weeds. If we want our lives to be a beautiful garden we must spend time in the Word, in Prayer, in fellowship with other believers faithfully assembling together. However, we must go beyond this. We should be reaching out to those around us through our words, through our deeds. As we minister to them our lives will be filled and there will be few places for those old weeds to grow.

Does the garden of your life need some weeds pulled out? Does it need a good weeding? A good place to start is 1 John 1:9. Confess your sins and begin to plant so many good things in your life that the weeds have no room. Then, as Isaiah says, “You shall be like a watered garden.”

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