Psalm 92:1-15 TLB
[1] A song to sing on the Lord’s Day. It is good to say thank you to the Lord, to sing praises to the God who is above all gods. [2] Every morning tell him, “Thank you for your kindness,” and every evening rejoice in all his faithfulness. [3] Sing his praises, accompanied by music from the harp and lute and lyre. [4] You have done so much for me, O Lord. No wonder I am glad! I sing for joy. [5] O Lord, what miracles you do! And how deep are your thoughts! [6] Unthinking people do not understand them! No fool can comprehend this: [7] that although the wicked flourish like weeds, there is only eternal destruction ahead of them. [8] But the Lord continues forever, exalted in the heavens, [9] while his enemies-all evildoers-shall be scattered. [10] But you have made me as strong as a wild bull. How refreshed I am by your blessings! [11] I have heard the doom of my enemies announced and seen them destroyed. [12] But the godly shall flourish like palm trees and grow tall as the cedars of Lebanon. [13] For they are transplanted into the Lord’s own garden and are under his personal care. [14] Even in old age they will still produce fruit and be vital and green. [15] This honors the Lord and exhibits his faithful care. He is my shelter. There is nothing but goodness in him!

Good Morning:

There are many many metaphors that God uses in His word regarding agriculture. I love how verse 13 above tells us that God’s children are transplanted into the Lord’s own garden and are under His personal care.

You know that any good garden is constantly being pruned, watered, and fertilized. The soil is being cultivated and stirred up to allow the roots to grow deeper. As we “grow in God’s garden” under His personal care, we are to expect these things to happen in our life.

Sometimes we are being pruned and at the time, it seems painful, but it is something that God, as the “Master Gardener” does to help us grow better in our Christian walk. Other times God is watering us and we seem to have a season of life where we grow and mature in our walk with Him. He also fertilizes us so that His word penetrates deep into our hearts and nourishes the fabric of our souls and being. When the soil is cultivated, there may be a shift if our lives that He is doing so that our roots grow stronger and deeper in His love.

God wants us to be continually under His care as we live in His garden. Even as we grow older (v14), we will still produce fruit and be vital and green. This means, He is never finished with us. We are to continually grow and be part of His plan until we close our eyes on this earth. The work is never done — the laborers are few and the harvest is plenty.

Matthew 9:37-38 NKJV
[37] Then He said to His disciples, “The harvest truly is plentiful, but the laborers are few. [38] Therefore pray the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest.”

Be blessed today knowing our Heavenly Father and Master Gardener is caring for us so that we may flourish like palm trees and grow as tall as the cedars of Lebanon. As we grow, He will continually use us to fulfill His plans and purpose.

I love you and am praying for you today!

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