Planting and Tending Your Garden
SEED OF TRUTH
Read Ephesians 5:6-10.
What is Paul instructing you to do? You were once darkness, dead in sin, a child of wrath, an enemy of God, disobedient, unholy – the list goes on. But now you are light; you are in Christ and He is in you. Paul is telling us to live as though Jesus Himself lives in you.
PLANT THE SEED
Quietly recite today’s focus verse to yourself. Hide it in your heart and meditate on it throughout the day.
“Walk as children of light É and try to discern what is pleasing to the Lord.”
WATER THE SEED
The Holy Spirit is in you and with you. It’s hard to believe this and to remember it, but Galatians 2:20 is very true, you have been crucified with Christ and Christ, the light, now lives within you. We are to walk IN the light, as children of light, growing more each day and becoming more like Him.
Consider what it means to be the light. Ask the Lord to help you be truth and light in your home or office today. Imagine what that would look like. How can you shine brighter? How can you be less? We can’t do this on our own. Paul tells us to find out what pleases the Lord. Paul is trying to help us. If we listen carefully and are intentional, we will take what we are being taught to heart and seek to bring it to life in our daily lives by God’s grace. As we do this, we will be walking as children of light.
BEAR THE FRUIT
Walk as children of light.
CLOSE IN PRAYER
Ask the Lord to bring to life all that has been planted in your heart today.
Let no man deceive you with vain words: for because of these things cometh the wrath of God upon the children of disobedience. Be not ye therefore partakers with them. For ye were sometimes darkness, but now are ye light in the Lord: walk as children of light: (For the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness and righteousness and truth;) Proving what is acceptable unto the Lord.
Ephesians 5:6-10 KJV