"My heart has heard you say,
'Come and talk with me',
and my heart responds,
'Lord, I am coming.'"
Conversations In The Garden: I try to go daily into the garden of my heart to spend time with Jesus. For me this means closing my eyes and visualizing a garden where I meet with our Lord and talk. You can read about that HERE.
Recently I went into the garden to chat with Jesus and could not find Him anywhere. I looked in the usual places~ near the bench, the lilac bushes, the vineyard, the path we walk on......but no Jesus!
Finally I called out~
Jesus answered from far away
I am over here
His response took my breath away. Oh, it was so true......I had been worrying ever since I opened my eyes that morning. So busy thinking about how I was feeling and what was ahead for the day. I was trying to control what was going on without taking it to God. Yes, where was Jesus that morning? Right where I had put Him~ off to the side.
LordToo often we waste precious time worrying. It is as if we think by worrying we can control a situation. Or maybe it is what I read a couple of weeks ago~worrying keeps us alert to our cirumcstances when we are feeling unsafe. Whatever the reasons, God promises that He is with us always. He is in control~ He keeps us safe. "Do not be afraid" "Fear not" He tells us, along with the familiar verses in Matthew that tell us not to worry about what we will wear, eat or drink. Our Heavenly Father is there for us!
Our Savior's gentle reminder that morning was such a blessing for me. It put me right back where I needed to be, walking through my day WITH Jesus. A good place to be living. The only place to be living!
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