Foundation of LOVE, 10APR – #547

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Foundation of LOVE, 10APR

I’m itching to get out in the garden, NOT that I’m gonna have a beautiful garden but I just know I should be out there tilling the soil. NOT that I’m ready to be out in the actual garden, because I still have leaves to rake and I just moved my bare Christmas tree LOL that’s been sitting for 4 months waiting for the compost recycling trash pick up to start again…

And I’m itching to plant, but that’s rushing it, as the garden itself needs a new fence, and the soil needs to be tilled and I need to put a good soil foundation base down before I can actually grow plants that are not choked by weeds…, because otherwise it’s ALL weeds and bunnies…

I’m also thinking this way about the church, the global church… I’m thinking about God’s garden – that He wants – that He is re-growing. We can’t start fixing all the world’s problems and negating all the hate unless 1st we put down a good foundation base and that foundation has to be LOVE! Love that comes from God, love that is pure and truly from God, and love that is meant to be spread through the world…

And just like the garden, sometimes we have to compost the old stuff to give a good rich base to grow again.

The garden that God wants to bring our world back to is right here in our mist, but it needs reconnecting! If Jesus is the Vine and we are the branches and God is the Vinedresser then naturally it’s a mission to reconnect the world, to re-grow the garden…. Our job is planting seeds, our job is tilling the soil, our job is spreading the Good News…

We live locally… but wouldn’t it be great to solve ALL the world’s hunger problems and jet off to every 3rd world country and clean up the air and the water and give food to all the starving children??!! Wouldn’t that be thrilling??. How are we gonna do that? In our churches we are called to develop the future leaders. Our churches are NOT supposed to be comfy zones for us to rest on Sunday morning, they are supposed to be trampolines to spring us into action, they are teaching grounds, they are testing real life situations in Christian love, situations that we can build upon by using the Word of God to move forward… We need to find NOT our comfort but our uncomfort in the world…. We have got work to do, we really really have work to do…

And we need to start with ourselves, clear up our own hate, learn to live more simply, love our enemies, see and share the LOVE that God wants us to share…

If we are a branch of God’s garden, we need to be willing to hold and share the fruit that He places on us…. The fruits of labor (ours and His) will ROT if they are not shared…

Yes, please do what you can…. work locally, teach, develop leaders, grow the collective garden… Yes, enjoy the fruits of our labor but remember that really we have to get back to the basics of garden preparation, we have to grow the LOVE underneath as a foundation, we need to dig down deep and remove the hate…

I can do this with God’s help, in my garden and in His garden.

Till the soil, mulch in the good, plant the seeds, protect LOVE with a fence of the armor of God…

Pray for rain…

Grow…

Start with a base Foundation of LOVE…

LOVE is from God…

Cultivate the LOVE…

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