Planting the Seed of God's Word – Prayer – Journaling – Prodigal Prayer – Cultivating Intimacy With God

Coach Debra Bosacki

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I Love Gardening … the Heart

Did you know that the Bible depicts the heart as God’s Garden and teaches us to join Him as Gardeners of the Heart. Whether or not you are an earthly gardener — you can become a Gardener of the Heart.

Apostle Paul was a Gardener of the Heart. He said,

My work was to plant the seed in your hearts … but it was God …Who made the garden grow in your hearts. 1 Corinthians 3:6 TLB We are gardeners and field workers laboring with God. You are the vineyard, the garden, the house where God dwells. 1 Corinthians 3:9 VOICE

Maybe you’ve never thought of God as a gardener before, but look closely in scripture and you find Him planting, watering and reaping in the hearts of His people.

We are God’s garden … the garden of His delight.  1 Cor. 3:9 (AMP), Isaiah 5:7  

From the beginning of time, gardening was in the heart of the Father. Garden terminology is threaded throughout scripture, in both the Old and New Testaments.

Your heart (God’s garden) is just waiting to flourish, so let’s join Him in cultivating it! If at anytime you don’t like the view, uproot weeds of sin and plant new seeds. You can cultivate your heart so that it will be receptive to the seed of God’s word.

In simple humility, let our gardener, God, landscape you with the Word, making a salvation-garden of your life. James 1;21 MSG

The Holy Spirit will till the soil of the heart making it easier to hear God’s voice and to receive the truth of His word. He will soften areas of hardness, and break down barriers of resistance and unbelief. Over time He may even reveal hidden obstructions such as unforgiveness or painful memories that have been stuffed for years.

When dealing with your own heart, you must be the one to respond to the voice of the Holy Spirit. However, when aiming for someone else’s heart, they must be the one to respond to His voice, but your prayers will open the door for the Holy Spirit to cultivate and soften their heart. As you continue to pray, the Holy Spirit convicts of sinful behavior and attitudes, and the weeds of sin and the flesh lose its grip so their heart will be receptive to His voice and to the seed of God’s word.

The seed of God’s Word, planted in the soil of the heart, will begin to swell and push everything out of its way; even as seed in an earthly garden pushes dirt, rocks, and weeds out of the way. It is powerful. But in order for it to grow in the heart, it must be planted. Let’s co-labor together with God and pray for our loved ones until their hearts are formed into the image of Christ, for then they will bear much fruit. It is in their heart where God reveals Himself and deals with them. This is where relationship happens. The heart is also the place where Satan attacks, trying to infiltrate in an effort to cut off relationship with the Lord. There is a very real battle going on for the hearts of men and woman. You can see it just by turning on the television. We are constantly inundated through media filled with lust, greed, pride, hate, murder and deceptions of all kinds, desensitizing our hearts. It is not sufficient to pray only when you feel like it. You must set a watch over their hearts and fast and pray until their hearts are softened and turned back to God. As you persist in prayer, God’s power will be released and their hearts will begin to soften once again. Excerpts from Mud On My Knees

But don’t try to do this on your own. You cannot cultivate your heart or the heart of another apart from an intimate relationship with the Master Gardener, the One Who knows the hearts of all men.

So let’s get started … harvest is coming! You can count on it — if you sow — you WILL reap a harvest!

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It’s time to cultivate the soil of your heart!

In simple humility, let our gardener, God, landscape you with the Word, making a salvation-garden of your life. James 1: 19-21 MSG

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