Posted by: Pure Glory | 05/06/2012

God Our Gardener

by Hazel Straub

Spend more time listening than talking. Slow to speak and slow to take offense. God, our gardener, implants the Word in our souls. Life transformation comes, when we receive him with meekness. It is time to really listen and follow his instructions. This produces change with a life that blossoms with God’s fruit.

James 1:19-24 (The Message)
“Post this at all the intersections, dear friends: Lead with your ears, follow up with your tongue, and let anger straggle along in the rear. God’s righteousness doesn’t grow from human anger. So throw all spoiled virtue and cancerous evil in the garbage. In simple humility, let our gardener, God, landscape you with the Word, making a salvation-garden of your life. Don’t fool yourself into thinking that you are a listener when you are anything but, letting the Word go in one ear and out the other. Act on what you hear! Those who hear and don’t act are like those who glance in the mirror, walk away, and two minutes later have no idea who they are, what they look like.”


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