A Conversation with God in the Garden 8/01/16
God: Why the troubled look, my child?
Me: This world scares me. I feel as if I’m waiting for the next bad thing to happen.
God: Come away from the world for a few moments and listen to my word.
Me: Okay, Lord.
God: Walk with me in our garden …our secret garden, meant only for you and me. None of the happenings of this world can enter unless you open the gate.
Me: Open the gate? How, Lord?
God: By your thoughts, my child. Be careful what you let your mind dwell upon, for sure enough, when you are unaware, the seeds of those thoughts will enter our garden. Our garden is so rich and fertile the seeds will take root and grow wherever they fall. Then the weeds of the world will, slowly but surely, overtake our garden of peace.
Me: No, my Lord…I don’t think I could live without spending time alone with you in our garden.
God: It’s up to you my child, for you are the caretaker of our garden. So be diligent to recognize the fear, pull it from our garden and give it to me.
Me: Lord, sometimes there is so much fear, I’m overwhelmed, and don’t know where to begin.
God: That’s exactly the way fear wants you to feel. Keeping you overwhelmed is its strategy. Fear knows if it can keep you busy with worry, you’ll least likely pull it from its roots. Fear left to itself will grow until you think I’m no longer here or even worse that I no longer love you.
Me: Yes, Lord…fear has done that to me. I remember many times when fear surrounded me, hemming me in…so much so, all I could see was fear itself.
God: Vision and where you place it is the key. Without the right kind of vision you will perish. Rest your eyes upon Me and My perfect love because love casts out fear.
Me: Thank you Lord for loving me.
God: It is my delight to love you. Be filled with My love and spread it everywhere, even unto the ends of the earth. Keep spreading My love until it overtakes and devours hate. Know this, my child, love always trumps hate, so receive my love…give my love…and repeat.
God: And Lisa…
Me: Yes Lord?
God: I’m always in the garden…come walk with me often.
There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear… I John 4:18
“You, God, are my God, earnestly I seek you; I thirst for you, my whole being longs for you…(Psalm 63:1)
And they heard the sound of the Lord God walking in the garden in the cool of the day… (Genesis 3:8)