Their souls shall be like a well-watered garden. (Jeremiah 31:12 NKJV)
The soul without the Savior is an empty hole, a barren wilderness, leaving one with a thirst that cannot be slaked. But, oh, the soul that has been drenched by the living waters of the Savior finds that hole filled and flourishing.
Is this the condition of your soul today?
To have the hole in our souls filled by our Savior means we have been cosmically cultivated, weeded by the Word, and fertilized by His faithfulness. Our great Gardener cares deeply for every plant in His garden and stands watch over each one of them throughout the scorching heat of the day and the cool winds of night. Winter, spring, summer, and fall, Jesus sees to it that His garden flourishes in a way that shouts to the weeds of this world, “Stay out!” Planted by Jesus, pruned by Jesus, and protected by Jesus, we are given all that is necessary to grow up into the person God is calling us to be.
Pause for a moment and reflect upon just how well you have been watered by the Master of the garden.
- He has watered you well with His forgiveness.
- He has watered you well with His faith.
- He has watered you well with His mercy.
- He has watered you well with His ministry.
- He has watered you well with His pardon.
- He has watered you well with His presence.
- He has watered you well with His discipline.
- He has watered you well with His devotion.
- He has watered you well with His goodness.
- And He has watered you well with His grace.
The hole in your soul has been filled to overflowing!
The question that needs to be asked and answered is this: are you flourishing in accordance to your filling? Remember, your flourishing flows out of your filling, not the other way around. All that you are and all that you do is a result of all that He has done for you. Your call as a Christian is simply to live out practically what you already are positionally. In the words of the apostle Paul, “We are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them” (Ephesians 2:10).
Walk by faith and not by sight in your well-watered garden, knowing that your filling is for your flourishing.
This is the Gospel. This is grace for your race. NEVER FORGET THAT . . . AMEN!