Thursday, September 4, 2008


"God Planted A Garden...There he put the man whom he had formed"

Genesis 2:8

"What does it mean to plant? To bury seeds beyond human view so that they germinate and eventually produce fruit. In God's plan for your life, He's planted blessing you experience over time. Just because you walk out into a field and don't see a crop, doesn't mean the seeds aren't there; God has planted things in your life that will come to fruition at different times.

It's amazing that God would plant. Why would He go to such trouble when He could just speak a word and create it? Think of the love, the personal involvement of the Creator of the universe, as He stoops down and plants blessings to come up at different seasons in your life. Everything God has for you hasn't come up yet, so you can't give up, or walk away and say, "That's all there is." No, God's got some stuff planted that you haven't seen or experienced. You're still becoming what He's planted. Knowing that reinforces your faith that it will happen. It also means God believes in you-even when you don't believe in yourself.

There are talents in you that haven't been discovered and dreams that haven't been fulfilled. That's what the battle is about! The devil is fighting you over your destiny. He knows what's been planted in you and he's trying to kill the seed. Don't let him. You're not the person you'll be six months or six years from now, because there's a time factor; everything doesn't come to harvest at the same time. You have to have faith and patience, otherwise you'll miss what God has for you."

This devotional is from THE WORD FOR YOU TODAY and is for Wednesday, September 3, 2008.


I have spoken many time about God putting just the right words before me, at the right time, on many occasions. This is certainly an additional example of that......We learned Monday, Labor Day, that our son, David, is moving out of state, Many of you, who shared his story with us when he returned to Oklahoma last September 30, 2007, know things have not turned out as we had hoped and planned. Does this hurt? YES!!! a thousand times yes. Is our faith in God and His promises shaken ....NO!!! a million times NO!!!!

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Alisun said...

Susan I will say a prayer for you all that is a journey mean to be. I love the devotional it is meant for me today as well. God bless David on his new path.

Michelle-ozark crafter said...

I am going to keep praying for David and you guys too of course. Sending big huggles.

Carla said...

Thank you for sharing! God is good ALL the time isn't He? AND He knows what HE is doing-all the time! Thanks for the reminder!

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Anonymous said...

Ugh. My spelling has made me repost!


This devotional was just what I needed to hear. Your encouraging words always give me what I seem to be the most in need of. The Lord has blessed me through your thoughts and what you have decided to share many, many times. This sounds like a great devotional you shared from.

Being a mother never ceases once we begin, as long as we are living, and so are our children. This still catches me by surprise. It is of great encouragement to hear of your journey of Faith as you wait on our God to bring to fruition what he has started in you and in your children. May God bless you for your transparency to those who walk behind you and long to know God more. Your distance ahead in life and the wisdom you have gleaned continues to renew my hope in the plans of God in a season of His silence in my life.

In Christ, your sister, Amy

Your son is in my prayers. I also have a David.

Shirley said...

And, oh, how thankful I am that HE is the gardener! He is faithful even when we don't understand.

I'm sorry that you have to watch your child and grandchildren hurt.


diana said...

boy, you don't know how much i needed to hear this today. i guess i'm struggling a bit with knowing what God has planted within me that i can't see or know about. i will wait for it will sprout in His time.

sorry to hear about david.

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

I'm sorry to hear David is moving and you are hurting. I'm praying for you.


Dawn said...

We never stop being moms and being invested in their decisions - and vicariously living with their consequences.

I thought about asking you if you wanted me to set up your ticker for you - am glad Sarah did!

Barbara said...

David continues to be in my thoughts.