You Are God’s Garden
For we are labourers together with God: ye are God’s husbandry, ye are God’s building . — 1 CORINTHIANS 3:9
When Paul wrote to the Church at Corinth, he said, “. . . ye are God’s husbandry. . . .” Now that’s a little bit blind to us today, but another translation says, “Ye are God’s garden.” You are God’s garden.
Picture in your mind a garden. Have you ever seen anyone plant a garden one day and the next day go out and reap something from it? No, of course not.
In First Corinthians 3:6, Paul said, “I have planted [talking about the seed of the Gospel], Apollos watered; but God gave the increase.” Well, what did he plant? What was his seed? The Word of God was his seed.
Paul planted the seed of the Word into people’s hearts. Then Apollos came along preaching to them and watered the Word that had already been preached to them, or planted, by Paul. And God gave the increase, or caused the seed to bear fruit.
Psalm 107:20 says, “He sent his word, and healed them. . . .” How do you plant the Word in your heart? When you receive the Word—when you accept and confess it—it gets into your spirit, into your heart.
Confession: It is God’s will that I be well. God wants me well. He doesn’t want me sick. I let that truth be planted into my heart, and I water it so that it will yield an increase of healing in my life.
Source: Health Food Devotions by Kenneth E. Hagin. Excerpt permission granted by Faith Library Publications. Copyright © 2002, 2007 Rhema Bible Church aka Kenneth Hagin Ministries, Inc. All rights reserved.
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