“In simple humility, let our gardener, God, landscape you with the Word, making a salvation-garden of your life.”
James 1:21 MSG
Living in a loud world requires cultivating a quiet heart and it is more like cultivating a garden than completing a to-do list.
It needs loving care and tending.
It needs to be protected from predators and weeds must be pulled.
New things NEED to be planted, old things NEED to be pruned.
Just as an untended garden grows wild and will produce good things as well as life-threatening weeds, it is the same with your heart.
However, you are not the gardener of your heart, God is. You are the soil.
As you invite Jesus in, He waters your soul. As you spend time with Him, the Holy Spirit pulls weeds. As you trust the Father, He plants seeds of faith.
It is a partnership but one that is different than you are used to.
Your most important job is to give God time, opportunity and full access to do His work in your heart.
A quiet, secure heart is of great value to those closest to you as well as the loud, insecure world around you.
Shut the world out and invite Jesus in today to landscape your heart with his amazing grace.