“The Lord will guide you continually, giving you water when you are dry and restoring your strength. You will be like a well-watered garden, like an ever-flowing spring.” (Isaiah 58:11, NLT)
My life is a garden.
Your life is a garden.
Is it a waste, untilled and wild?
Like an untaught, untrained child?
Or is it a good soil under the Master’s hand?
Is my soul His own cherished land?
Is it grown thick with thistles and weed?
Or has it been sown with His good seed?
What is the harvest that comes from this life?
Goodness and love, or hatred and strife?
O Lord, take this stony ground of mine.
Make it all, completely Thine!
Only then can it ever yield,
The pleasant fruits of a godly field.
Amen and Amen.
(from “A Gardener Looks at the Fruits of the Spirit by W. Phillip Keller, page 187)