Planting and Tending Your Garden
SEED OF TRUTH
Read Ephesians 2:17-22.
Read this passage through a few times and ask the Lord to increase your understanding of your position in Him and in His church (Ephesians 1:3-14).
PLANT THE SEED
Quietly recite today’s focus verse to yourself. Hide it in your heart and meditate on it throughout the day.
“You are fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God, built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus himself being the cornerstone.”
WATER THE SEED
When did He begin to draw you to Himself? Think back for a moment about when and how the Lord opened your eyes to see Him as your Savior and Lord. How have you grown? Do you love Him more today? Do you love His word more than ever? We think of ourselves as a part of a family, a church, a neighborhood, a group, or an office, but how often do we think of ourselves as a member of the household of God? 1 Peter 2:5 tells us “you yourselves like living stones are being built up as a spiritual house, to be a holy priesthood, to offer spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.” Please bow before the Lord, and offer Him a sacrifice of praise. Enter His gates with thanksgiving and into His courts with praise. Think on this powerful truth in each step you take today.
BEAR THE FRUIT
Member of the household of God.
CLOSE IN PRAYER
Ask the Lord to bring to life all that has been planted in your heart today.
And came and preached peace to you which were afar off, and to them that were nigh. For through him we both have access by one Spirit unto the Father. Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellowcitizens with the saints, and of the household of God; And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone; In whom all the building fitly framed together groweth unto an holy temple in the Lord: In whom ye also are builded together for an habitation of God through the Spirit.
Ephesians 2:17-22 KJV