Who does the weeding in the garden of your heart? If you try to weed your own garden, it might be beautiful for a while, but eventually those little hate weeds crop up again. You’ll be doing a lot of gardening to keep the weeds away. Hate weeds crop up because hate is a learned behavior – and sadly, it’s contagious! We have a choice in life to either spread God’s love or spread hate from the enemy. Did I say God’s love? Why, yes I did. How can we do that? We can do that when God is the gardener of our heart. Ah! With His help, we can plant a garden of LOVE:
Because lawlessness is increased, most people’s love will grow cold. But the one who endures to the end, he will be saved. This gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all the nations, and then the end will come. – Matthew 24:12-14
In order for the garden of our heart to endure to the end, we need to rely on our Savior, Christ Jesus, to maintain it, water, weed and feed it. If we’ll let Him, He will give us a heart full of His love, mercy, grace and add His blessing of peace for good measure. He’s the best gardener! Listen to these promises:
A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you: and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you a heart of flesh. And I will put my spirit within you, and cause you to walk in my statutes, and ye shall keep my judgments, and do them. – Ezekiel 36:26-27
Trust in the Lord with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths. Do not be wise in your own eyes; Fear the Lord and depart from evil. – Proverbs 3:5-7
The One removing all the hate weeds from your heart’s garden should be trustworthy and dependable. The Lord is faithful to not only weed your garden, but lay a lovely little cobblestone pathway for you to walk on so you’ll be safe from harm. He’s wise and wonderful that way. I want the garden of my heart to be free of hate weeds, full of God’s love flowers with a perfect little cobblestone pathway that keeps me safe!
Once those hate weeds are out, God will help you sow the seeds of greatness! Greatness in God! 🙂