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10.19.2021 – The Secret Garden of the Heart

There is a Gardner…

who tends to the “secret garden” of our hearts. 💗🪴

“The LORD will surely comfort Zion and will look with compassion on all her ruins; he will make her deserts like Eden, her wastelands like the garden of the LORD. Joy and gladness will be found in her, thanksgiving and the sound of singing.”—Isaiah 51:3

“Keep your heart with all diligence, For out of it spring the issues of life.“—Proverbs 4:23

“The LORD will guide you always; he will satisfy your needs in a sun-scorched land and will strengthen your frame. You will be like a well-watered garden, like a spring whose waters never fail.”—Isaiah 58:11

And in this “secret place”…

He revives the heart with barren land,

as He breathes life

deep into the ground… 🍃

And He digs in,

and He plants,

and He tends to,

and He cares for

and He uproots anything that threatens take over, to choke out life.

He nourishes, and He oversees

all that He has planted,

all that He desires to be.

For it is His desire,

that every good seed

might grow

and flourish,

—each one in its perfect time and season. 🌦

“Sow with a view to righteousness [that righteousness, like seed, may germinate]; Reap in accordance with mercy and lovingkindness. Break up your uncultivated ground, For it is time to seek and search diligently for the LORD [and to long for His blessing] Until He comes to rain righteousness and His gift of salvation on you.“—Hosea 10:12 AMP

That each one might sprout and bloom

uniquely,

and precisely

…where it has been so perfectly planted. 🌱🌷🌺

“Drip down, O heavens, from above, and let the skies pour down righteousness. Let the earth open up that salvation may sprout and righteousness spring up with it; I, the LORD, have created it.“—Isaiah 45:8

“They will come and sing aloud and shout for joy on the height of Zion, And will be radiant [with joy] over the goodness of the Lord— For the grain, for the new wine, for the oil, And for the young of the flock and the herd. And their life will be like a watered garden, And they shall never sorrow or languish again.”—Jeremiah 31:12

May our hearts be filled and bursting with growth, and with LIFE!

May our hearts be…

like flourishing garden, O God, a blessing in Your sight!

Thank You, Father, for cultivating our hearts. 💖

“Let all that I am praise the LORD; with my whole heart, I will praise his holy name.”—Psalm 103:1

-Heather 🌺

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