And the Lord shall guide thee continually, and satisfy thy soul in drought, and make fat thy bones: and thou shalt be like a watered garden, and like a spring of water, whose waters fail not. - Isaiah 58:11
When I first moved to the middle east years ago, I realised what it meant to really take things for granted in life. Here, we literally live in the desert. We do not experience seasons as I used to back home. It’s a dry land consisting mainly of sand. The green and blooming nature such as plants, flowers etc. is really scares. Most of the year it's unbarebly hot and it's better to remain indoors most of the time. I was extremly blessed to have traveled the world while I live here.
It was only then that God showed me the true meaning of having a grateful heart and I started seeing God’s beauty in everything.
One day I was walking in Germany and I passed a beautiful park, a very big garden, and suddenly I felt Abba wanted me to turn around and go back to the park. As if He was inviting me: my daughter, come, spend some time in MY garden. I felt overwhelmed by Abba’s presence and turned around immediately and went to the park. As I walked I was in complete awe of the beauty of the nature, the birds, the fresh air (as if I was blind, but now I see). Everything He truly hand crafted to perfection, so beautiful, so extremely spectacular! I truly was happy and content. My heart was over flowing with joy and I couldn’t explain or describe it. I couldn’t stop praising Abba as I walked. Not taking a second for granted and I thanked Him for this moment. Spending time with Him in His garden. His presence.
Isn’t this what God intended for us from the beginning before the fall of man?
To roam with us in the garden. His garden…
But somehow we lost our focus on the One that really makes our souls blossom. We get so easily distracted nowadays and the enemy knows exactly how to use all kind of distractions to steal our time with Abba. Abba's desire for us is to come away with Him:
“Rise up, my love, my fair one, And come away.” - Song of Solomon 2:10
Make time for your Beloved (Yeshua) for His desire is for you:
I am my beloved’s, and his desire is towards me.- Song of Solomon 7:10
Choose to be a garden that blossoms with love for your Father and that will bear fruit because of your obedience towards Yeshua our Bridegroom.
Be patient with yourself and allow yourself to grow through the toughest of season times and remember that every flower blooms in it’s own time…
Abba loves you unconditionally. He agapé you!
So set your focus on Him with dove’s eyes and be like a garden enclosed (Song of Solomon 4:12) allowing Abba to prepare the soil, to prune and water your garden so that you can grow and be firmly rooted in Him. Bearing fruit (Galatians 5:22) and in due time it will be your season of harvest…
Let us get up early to the vineyards; Let us see if the vine has budded, Whether the grape blossoms are open, And the pomegranates are in bloom. There I will give you my love. - Song of Solomon 7:12
Bloom: (noun) A beautiful process of becoming, healthy or flourishing
Blossom: Maturing or developing in a promising or healthy way
Agapé: the highest form of love (charity) and the love of God for man (God's divine love)
Agapé love is selfless, sacrificial, unconditional love. It is the highest of the four types of love in the Bible. Agapé, and variations of it are frequently found throughout the New Testament. Agapé is the term that defines God's immeasurable, incomparable love for humankind.
Mercy, peace, and love be multiplied to you,