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16 June 2017
GOD-TRACKING IS BEING WILLING TO BE PLANTED BY THE LORD
… they may be called oaks of righteousness,
the planting of the LORD, that he may be glorified.
I used to be an avid gardener. I’d rise early on a Saturday morning to go out into the garden and begin weeding, planting, cutting and digging until sunset. Gardening can be very tiring but also very therapeutic. Though my dear wife, Karen is the chief gardener in my home these days, I still love the satisfaction I feel when I stand back at the end of a hard day’s labour and admire the beauty of a manicured garden.
Father God is a great gardener, too. He planted a magnificent garden at the beginning of time called, Eden. We read that God probably enjoyed the same satisfaction we do at the end of a day in the garden. The Bible says he walked with man in the cool of the day. Unfortunately, man rejected God’s fellowship and ended up being excluded from Eden. However, in his immaculate wisdom and love, God reconciled man to himself through the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Jesus, the sinless one, became sin for us so that, in him, we could become oaks of righteousness, and so walk with God again in the cool of the day.
Because of what Jesus did for you, your life has become like Eden. The Lord desires to walk with you and fellowship with you as he did with Adam. He desires for you to pour your heart out to him so that he can get-in-there do some weeding, digging and watering. The Lord has great plans for you, just as my lovely wife has for our garden. He may wish to landscape your life by digging up old ground and reshaping your garden beds, filling them with gorgeous blooms. At the end of every season he will cut you back and prune your branches so that you will bear double the fruit next year. You may even find that Father God may pick some of the lovely flowers growing in your garden to light up the life of someone else, in need of cheer. Your God is an avid gardener. Allow him to turn your dry patch into an award-winning masterpiece, that he may be glorified.
God-tracking is being willing to be planted by the Lord
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Genesis 3:82 Corinthians 5:16-21
In Christ, I am an oak of righteousness, the planting of the Lord, to his glory
“Dear Father God, I submit to your expert hand today. I desire for you to weed out the unwanted parts of my life and plant the crop of your choice in its place. Dear Chief Gardener, landscape my life so that I will be shaped according to your plan and not my own. I desire to walk with you in the cool of the day. I desire to pour out my heart to you and, as I do, I know you will meet my needs, cure my ills and shape my life according to your blueprint. In Christ, I am an oak of righteousness, the planting of the Lord, to his glory. Amen.”
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