Words from the Daughter of Zion
“Cultivating with Father God”
God bless you all today. God bless you this week . I pray that you are all doing well and happy in Him. This week I am going to touch on the subject of cultivating our relationship with our Father God.
Ecclesiastes 11: 6 says : “ Plant early in the morning , and work until evening, because you don’t know if this or that will succeed . They might both do well.”
Gardening is what is on my mind these days . My family and I have been planting indoors for the last month or so. Getting ready to till the ground,and have marvelous veggies this year from that garden in Jesus’ name. It takes time and work ,and so looking forward to doing it all. Tilling the ground, and tending to it, wartering the plants, then harvest time.
Father God’s nature – His creation has given us what we need to do this all. The important ingredients of sunshine, and rain. The miracle of the tiny seed. There is the seed and with out doing all that is needed with the tending , the watering and all that takes to take care of a garden –the seed alone will do nothing. It is the planting , the tilling , the prep time, tending , the watering , it takes it all to produce a wonderful garden. I am expecting a great garden this year in Jesus’ name.
The aspect of soil and nature, the sunshine, and etc alone the plant will not grow until we plant it. Life and breath are given to a person at birth, along with the great possibilities of growth and learning. Whatever the efforts are put into cultivating a productive life that will determine the kind of person, and the kind of fruit the person bears is up to the choice to plant ourselves in the right situations of life ,and in the word of our dear Father God.
It takes much more than our own efforts to be the person we know that we should be . That is where our walk with the Lord Jesus comes in at. To know that we are in need of a Savior , a Lord, a Master , that we are in need of a God that loves us so very much. As we accept Him as our Savior , Lord, and Master of our lives ,then we will know and experience that love that only He can give us. To have that added ingredient in our lives. We have got to go to work along with His plan for our lives, there is no work to have salvation , but we have to cultivate our walk and growth with Him. To grow in Him , to know that we can live this life with out Him. He is the vine and we are the branches, praise the Lord. J The Father God gave His only Son, the Lord Jesus to be that sacrifice for us , He died for us, He died so that we can ask for forgiveness of our sins, and to receive His life, salvation, His love for us.
A farmer, a gardener needs to know what crop, what seeds to plant. One would have to choose the right seeds to plant at the right time for there to be a crop ,and to be successful in that growth, and harvest. The longer we delay in dedicating our lives could possibly too late, we are accept this great love while that there is still time. These are the last days –and time to plant , time to receive Him as Savior , Lord, and Master – that time is now . Today is the day of salvation, today is the day that we do need to decide to follow Jesus. To decide to grow – to have our lives cultivated to live for Him. To walk with Him, to learn of Him, to walk in His attributes. To walk as representatives of the Almighty God of Heaven- our Heavenly Father God. To walk holy . Praise the Lord.
As we cultivate a daily relationship with Father God through prayer ,and spending time in His presence, studying and reading His word . He has promised to supply every need in our lives. This requires working hard in hand with Him tending and planning today and every day . Father God and us individually make the essential ingredients for the best that we can be in Him, We are to work with Him, and we can not fail to be the “cream of the crop” .
We are to be planted in the Lord Jesus Christ , Psalm 1:3- 4 says : “ And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water that bringeth forth his fruit in season; his leaf also shall not wither ; and whateversoever he doeth shall prosper . The ungodly are not so; but are like the chaff which the wind drives away.” We need to come to the point of appreciating and the rest in the wisdom ,and ways of the Lord Jesus. In the promises of His word . We need to let Him plant our feet on solid ground . He gives us confidence ,and strength . We know that if we are patient, and steadfast, we will then succeed in Him. We need to rest in that. The ungodly have no assurance . They may find gain , but it all temporary . Their lot is subject to the winds and storms of this lifetime. Fortuity holds no promise for the ones that are not born again, there is promise for us as believers , the ones that are born again , we have promise. Praise the Lord. J
We need growth in the Spirit . Praise the Lord. Ephesians 1:13-14 says : “ In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation; in whom also after that ye believed , yet were sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise , which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession , unto the praise of His glory.” Also John 15:15-16 says , “ Henceforth I call you not servants; for the servant knoweth not what his lord doeth; but I have called you friends; for all things that I have heard of my Father I have made known unto you. Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit , and that your fruit should remain; that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name , he may give it you.” 1 Peter 1:23 says , “Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible , by the Word of God which liveth and abideth forever.”
Not many living things have the durability of plant seeds . The seed of corn ,and some flowers has carried the germ of life in it for hundreds of centuries; seed has been found in the pyramids of Egypt that can still reproduce if it is planted.
But in the passage of time , all material things become subject to decay and corruption. When we as individuals are born into this world, in a sense, we have already begun to die. But we as as who believe in the Lord Jesus Christ ,experience our new , or second birth , a seed is sown in us that will never perish : and that seed is living , and abiding Word of God ! That lively seed pulsating within us in our strength ,and our light. Regardless of all the things around us that seem to be falling apart, that part of our being with Father God has sown in us through His Word will stand firm and safe.
No matter what this life brings to us in daily life, we can stand on the firm foundation of His word that we have planted in our hearts and in our spirits . Then we do not need to react negatively when situations arise ,and they will arise . We need to react – to respond with faith and belief in His love and His strength. His fertilizer for that eternal seed is what we do need, and to continually know that He covers us . Stay in His word,and His presence. Walk in His holiness, His spirit and His ways. We do need to be an open furrow for the Lord Jesus’ cultivator today- and everyday- praise His name.
We need to bloom where we are planted . Jeremiah 17:17-18 says : “ Blessed is the man that trusteth in the Lord , and whose hope the Lord is . For he shall be as a tree planted by the waters , and that spreadth out her roots by the river , and shall not see when heat cometh , but her leaf shall be green ; and shall not be careful in the year of drought , neither shall cease from yielding fruit.” In Isaiah 61:3 , believers are called “….trees of righteousness , the planting of the Lord .” Isn’t it good to know that you have been intentionally been planted ? You are no accident ! Father God knew us from the beginning … from our mother’s womb. – see Psalm 139:13. His plan is for us to prosper, for us to bloom with fragrant flowers and nourishing fruit . Even when the heat is on in this life time – in everday situations, when life is hard, and everything around us at times seems dry, He still provides His “rivers of living water “ springing up from the deep within to bring strength in time of trouble . – see John 7:38 . We need to keep trusting the Lord Jesus each and everyday of our lives . He has a plan , a purpose ,a destiny of our lives. We have individually have a unique identity and destiny upon the earth today. Please trust the Master Gardener with your lives. He loves you so very much. Spread your roots deeply beside the River of Life, and bloom where you are planted! We need to pray to our Father God ,and seek His face each day for each step that we take to please Him. We need to desire to be that fruit that is sweet . To be the fruit that is sweet so those who eat will grow spiritually strong ,and healthy . To put on total trust in Him ,and to bloom in His garden exactly where we are planted . We need to be peaceable fruit of righteousness. Hebrews 12:11 says , “ Now no chastening for the present seemeth to be joyous , but grievous : nevertheless afterward it yieldeth the peaceable fruit of righteousness unto them which are exercised thereby .” Do you ever feel like the Lord Jesus is chastening and disciplining you ? There are times when a father must discipline his children , and most assuredly , neither the father nor the children enjoys those times.But , because of the father’s deep love for them , the children understand that the discipline is given for correction ,and for growth in righteousness. The Word of God in Hebrews 12:6 says , “ For whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth ….”Like every good father , Father God is in the business of perfecting His creation, His children. He truly only chastens His children. So if you are born again, you then belong to Him as a child of Father God. Verse 10 in Hebrews chapter 12 assures you that He does not chasten you for His pleasure but for your profit …”that (you ) might be partakers of His holiness.”
Get this in our minds of our Father God today as our Master Gardener , constantly pruning our lives so that we will be more fruit bearing . Always do remember Father God created us , He loves us ,and He carefully grooms us and takes care of us, and if you we allow Him, He can tend and till in our hearts and in our spirits . He carefully shows us where to become into holiness,and perfection in Him. The result of His careful pruning is “the peaceable fruit of righteousness .” I pray that is what we all so desire –is to be obedient to Him, to follow after His righteousnsess. We do need to pray , Father God, to our Master Gardener, our Lord Jesus – we do need to say mold me into them – that we so desire to be molded into their image each and every day that we live and move and have our beings. We need to so desire to be like our Master Gardener . To be walking in His ways, to be holy for He is holy- to be perfect in Him, He is perfect. We need to be molded into His image . We are not to look like this old carnal world. We are to be representatives of our Lord God. We are Christ Ambassadors. We are here on earth representing our Father. Representing our Lord Jesus. We are representatives of heaven. Praise the Lord forevermore. We are to be sons and daughters, to be servants of the Most High God unto righteousness unto holiness. We need to rejoice in the work He has assigned each one of us to do while we are still here on this earth. We are to be about the Father’s business, seeing souls saved, healed , delivered, set free, and equipping the saints for the ministry of reconciliation . I go on and on here for ever on all this subject. I will take some time later as the Lord leads on how we are walk after Him in righteousness. We here to do a job, we need to run this race for Him. We need to be totally serving Him, we need to see ourselves as He sees us as righteous . To walk a walk that when people see us – that they know that we are that Christ Ambassador. To know that we have allowed the Master Gardener to do what it takes to have us to be the branches that He needs us to be in Him.
Proverbs 18:20 says : “ A man’s belly shall be satisfied with the fruit of his mouth ; and with the increase of his lips shall he be filled.” We need to speak life – to speak love and to have His will working in our lives. John 15:7-8 says , “ If ye abide in me,and my words abide in you , ye shall ask what ye will , and it shall be done unto you . Herein is my Father glorified , that ye bear much fruit ; so shall ye be my disciples.”
We need to purpose in our hearts , in our minds to live for Him. He died for us – we need to live for Him. He is seated at the right hand of the Father God for us, He is interceding for us , He empowers us to live this life. As we read His word,and spend time with Him, we renew our minds daily in His word. To come before Him, and know that He is our Master Gardener ,and we let Him tend us ,and prune us. If we abide in Him, if we are born again, we do abide in Christ Jesus. If this is so , then we are to walk in Him , to represent Him on this earth. His words abide is us in the measure that they govern our lives ,and that we are act upon those words that abide in our lives.
God bless you all . I am here if you need to talk or to pray.
Blessings to you all this week and stay in touch-
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Words from the Daughter of Zion - Teresa Kay Abert