WEEK 2  | The Garden of our Heart

How do you Choose the Seeds for Your Garden?

Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations.  Jeremiah 1:5 (KJV)

When we choose seeds or flowers for our gardens, we choose them for what they can give to us. They must be pretty or fragrant; attract bees or explode with color. They must be the right height or, perhaps, a spreading flower. They must provide shade or attract humming birds. And if we don’t like them we can always uproot them.

God already knows what we will be when we’re in full bloom. He knew before He created the world and before He created us. Before He formed us in our mother’s womb; he knew us. He knew the number of hairs on our head; what we would look like; how tall we would be; how loving we would be; what our hearts contained; when we would accept His gift of salvation…the list is endless.

We have to have faith that the picture on our seed packages will match what grows after it is planted. God knows what the flower will look like before it grows. He created the seed. God won’t be surprised at how we turn out either. Once God chooses us (yes, He chooses us…isn’t that incredible?), He prunes us. He will never uproot us once we’re “planted” in Him, through His Son, Jesus Christ. His promise is perfect…once we’re His, we’re guaranteed a place in Heaven with Him. He’s preparing a room for us right now and I like to think, for those who have a great love for the beauty of a flower, that He is planting a garden for us more beautiful than we could ever imagine.

Thank God today for choosing you.  

What do you think your room will look like? 

Scripture References:  Ephesians 1:4, John 15:16, John 6:37, John 6:44, Romans 10:9, 1 Peter 1:3

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