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Garden of My Soul

Are you called to feed His sheep?

If your answer is yes, then from where do you get your resources?

If you have not been fed by the Word of God or walked with the Lord in prayer this day from where do you bring that genuine food of the Lord?

We are neither the source nor the well-spring of the Spirit; rather, we are merely the conduit of His wisdom, mercy, grace, power and forgiveness.

Unless we are being, have been fed in the Lord, from where do we feed others spiritual food and nourishment?  After all, we are sent to feed but not from ourselves but from the source?

We are also not the great river of life.

And he showed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding from the throne of God and of the Lamb. (Revelation 22:1 NKJV)

Out of our bellies can flow great and abundant waters which wash clean and satisfy the human soul; but once again, we are not the source.

“He who believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.” (John 7:38 NKJV)

We must take the time for refreshing, restoring, refilling.

The three “R” can only be truly accomplished when we take time to be in the presence of the Lord, Jesus and fill up on His Word. The Holy Spirit fills us to overflowing and from the overflow we spill God’s love, joy, goodness, mercy and salvation into, onto, through the hearts and lives of Men.

Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself for her, that He might sanctify and cleanse her with the washing of water by the word, (Ephesians 5:25-26 NKJV)

Oh to be in the ever lifting, healing and saving presence of our God.

When we experience the presence of God and His love the multitude of our shame in sin is washed away.

When we revel in the presence of our God, true hope and purpose is made clear to our vision and life’s dreams.

What greater, happier place is there to kneel than in the kind presence of our God.

Oh precious Lord, embrace my soul.

For no other can actually, truly touch your soul; not the love of your life, nor your children, or your parents or your closest friend. They may come close, but none but the risen Savior can genuinely commune with you through your deepest soul and being.

Lord, that I and my soul may walk with You in the garden of my heart.

Blessed be the name of the Lord!

If you do not know the Lord, Jesus in a similar fashion to the way I’ve described Him, please contact me and I will be happy to introduce you to our Master and King!

Steven R. Harrel