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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 thisday 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 the three “R” = 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 people.

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.  To at all times thrive in the refreshing, restoring and refilling of God’s powerful love and grace.

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 immeasurable presence of our God.

WE CAN CRY OUT:Oh precious Lord, embrace my soul!

Here is an undeniable truth: For no other can actually or truly touch your soul; only God! The love of your life cannot truly touch your soul and neither can your children, or your parents or your closest, deepest and dearest friend. They may come close by touching the depth of your emotional base but none of them, “no not one” save the risen Savior (God) can in truth and genuinely commune with you in the deepest part of who your are and that is within your individual soul, the heart of your being.

Lord, that I may walk with You in the garden of my heart where each blossom, each bud or newly born shoot is but an act of loving growth in You.

Blessed be the name of the Lord!

If you do not know the Lord, Jesus in a similar fashion to the way I describe my walk with God then please – please – contact us and we will be thrilled to introduce you to our Master, Savior and King ~ Jesus Christ the Son of the Living God!

Steven R. Harrel