Tending the Garden of Your Soul

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There are times we simply need to tend to the Garden of our Souls. There is much talk about tending the garden of the body in this world. All types of media espouse the idea of taking care of one’s body, so we can be healthy, attractive and live longer. But what of the Soul? Surely, it has importance as well. Perhaps even more than we think! Yes, the one who is saved, has his spirit redeemed through the regenerating power of the Spirit, but the soul is that part of us that is an on going work of being sanctified to His ways in our lives and they have to be tended to.

Proverbs 28:19 ( The Message Bible )”Work your garden—you’ll end up with plenty of food; play and party—you’ll end up with an empty plate” ( The New American Standard Bible ) “He who tills his land will have plenty of food, But he who follows empty pursuits will have poverty in plenty.”

The Scripture talks about “work your garden”. It also says “you’ll end up with plenty of food”. That is good news!

Do you take time to Tend the Garden of Your Soul? How is the health of your soul? Is there poverty in your garden, because of a “play and party” attitude instead of taking seriously your need to tend to your soul’s needs?

I Thessalonians 5:23 (Ampliflied Bible)
And may the God of peace Himself sanctify you through and through [separate you from profane things, make you pure and wholly consecrated to God]; and may your spirit and soul and body be preserved sound and complete [and found] blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ (the Messiah).

This passage gives us a solid thought on needing to Tend to the Garden of our Souls. “May your spirit and soul and body be preserved sound.” One can desire a sound garden in their back yard to provide the foods they like to eat, but he or she has to work it. It is not a place of playing and partying; if you do this, there will be no fruit to sustain ones physical needs. Think along the same lines of your Soul’s Garden; it needs tending to, worked, watched over, for it to receive the spiritual blessings your Father desires for you to experience till we see Him returning for His Bride, the Church.

Are we tending the Garden of the Soul? It is something we need to think about, then seek ways to tend to our Soul’s needs. Perhaps it is time to take that spiritual hoe and work up the ground with prayer, Bible reading, church attendance, fellowship, serving giving etc., if we want a healthy fruit producing Garden of our Souls.

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