Well, it’s Monday. I hope you haven’t had the Monday blues. Did you come across a time to put into action the spiritual blessing you prayed about yesterday?
Our SEED OF TRUTH this evening will begin by reading Ephesians.
11. In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestined according to the purpose of him who works all things after the counsel of his own will: 12. That we should be to the praise of his glory, who first trusted in Christ. 13. In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that Holy Spirit promise, 14. Which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of his glory.Ephesians 1:11-14 KJ
Here it is again in The Passions Translation:
11. Through our union with Christ we too have been claimed by God as his own inheritance. Before we were even born, he gave us our destiny; that we would fulfill the plan of God who always accomplishes every purpose and plan in his heart. 12. God’s purpose was that we Jews, who were the first to long for the messianic hope, would be the first to believe in the Anointed One and bring great praise and glory to God! 13. And because of Him, when you who are not Jews heard the revelation of truth, you believed in the wonderful news of salvation. Now we have been stamped with the seal of the promised Holy Spirit. 14. He is given to us like an engagement ring is given to a bride, as the first installment of what’s coming! He is our hope-promise of a future inheritance which seals us until we have all of redemption’s promises and experience complete freedom-all for the supreme glory and honor of God!Ephesians 1:11-14 TPT
What have you been given in Christ? What did you or have you learned about your purpose? Whose plan is always accomplished or whose will is done? Is it your way or is it His way?
As we PLANT THE SEED tonight, quietly recite today’s focus verse, located below, to yourself. Remember to hide it in your heart and meditate on it throughout the day tomorrow.
“In Him we have obtained an inheritance, having been predestined according to the purpose of Him who works all things according to the counsel of His will.”Ephesians 1:11 KJV
WATER THE SEED by knowing that you have been given spiritual blessings that CANNOT be taken away from you. You can rest and feel safe always, knowing God is good. He works everything – ALL THINGS – according to His plan. You can take deep breaths, relax, and not worry because you are His. You are in Christ and He is in YOU! The Almighty is in US! I am still left speechless sometimes thinking about all that He has placed in us; HIM.
There is a reason why you have continued to read and put into work this 40 day challenge of Preparing Our Gardens. Think for a moment about God’s work in your life and how He has brought you to Himself, taught you in His word, and drawn you to my blog today. There is no such thing as a coincidence when God is in control of your life. I honestly cannot believe that I have stuck this out for as long as I have. I used to give up or lose interest in things very easily. But with the inspiration He has given me through the garden in The Shack, I just cannot stop praising, thanking, and working with Him. What if you were to think on the “SEED OF TRUTH” all throughout the day? You could copy and paste it in a text or e-mail to yourself, better yet, write it on a piece of paper or stick it to the home screen of your cell phone. Reflection is key and you need to reflect on this SEED OF TRUTH instead of worrying or dwelling on earthly things. Water it and help it grow. You don’t have to be a professional gardener to sprout this seed; God is doing that for you.
BEAR THE FRUIT – He works ALL things according to His plan. As long as we are doing all of the above, we will always BEAR THE FRUIT according to His plan. We have to have faith in Him. We have to TRUST Him. Do you?
“…if anything matters then everything matters. Because you are important, everything you do is important. Every time you forgive, the universe changes; every time you reach out and touch a heart or a life, the world changes; with every kindness and service, seen or unseen, my purposes are accomplished and nothing will be the same again.”The Shack
Let us CLOSE IN PRAYER. Ask the Lord to bring to life all that has planted in your heart today. Give thanks to Him for the work He is doing in and around you so that you can BEAR THE FRUIT He has planned for you.
Are you going through spiritual warfare? If so, pray about that also. We have his power indwelling in us. Do not give in to that sudden temptation. Do not freak out and let your emotions take over, instead, pray to have His thoughts. Have you had something financial come up that you feel is destructive in your life? Don’t let the enemy take your eyes off of what God’s plan is for you. The more you focus on Him and pray, the more faith you gain in Him and the more pleased He is with the trust you have in Him. Satan and his minions do not like that you are doing this work in your garden today. Keep His armor on. If you need a prayer to read directly from, I highly suggest you read the one from Charles Stanley. I have website added to my home page on my phone and also printed out at my desk at work. Here is the link: https://www.libertyfellowship.com/ARMOROFGOD.HTML It will open in a new tab.
Before ending your reading, Beloveds, take 7 minutes to listen to this video by Graham Cooke, one of my favorites.
Turning Wounds Into Wisdom,
You Him and Her