Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Weeds In My Garden

I don’t know about you, but I’ve got weeds in my garden. I’ve got a bunch of them in the one outside where they are growing stronger every day with the mixture of sunshine and rain that we are having. In fact, there are more areas than not that you might think it is a weed garden. And my stamina to deal with them is not that great.

But I also have weeds in the garden of my heart, and for me the biggest weed is worry. When I stop my heart from raging and look to the truth I realize that the cure for the weeds has already been applied to my life. I am a child of God and not of the evil one. The master of weeds is no longer master over my life, and as such I have been given the power to deal with those weeds in the power of Christ as I see them sticking up their ugly heads. No, God has not removed all of the weeds from my garden. He certainly could, but He chose to give me the supernatural spiritual ability to pull them. So when a weed of worry pops up, I can stop and say, “Wait a minute. That weed doesn’t belong there. My God has me securely in His hand and He will take care of my every need. He will give me the ability to endure even the fastest growing Spring.”

Today in “Jesus Calling” by Sarah Young (4/2)

I have promised to meet all your needs according to My glorious riches. Your deepest, most constant need is for My Peace. I have planted Peace in the garden of your heart, where I live; but there are weeds growing there too: pride, worry, selfishness, unbelief. I am the Gardener, and I am working to rid your heart of those weeds. I do My work in various ways. When you sit quietly with Me, I shine the Light of My Presence directly into your heart. In this heavenly Light, Peace grows abundantly and weeds shrivel up. I also sent trials into your life. When you trust Me in the midst of trouble, Peace flourishes and weeds die away. Thank Me for troublesome situations, the Peace they can produce far outweighs the trials you endure.

And my God will meet all your needs according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:19

For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. 2 Corinthians 4:17

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