Last night at our small group, I felt like God brought a great metaphor to us that I thought was worth sharing here.
We felt that God was speaking about our needing to truly empty ourselves of all things that hinder our relationship with Him to make room for all that He wants to fill us with.
We need to empty the inside of us of all burdens of worry, unbelief, sin or other things that hinder us from truly blossoming in our relationship with God. We need to clean ourselves out so that God has an empty vessel ready to be filled.
The metaphor was this: We need to empty out our “basements” full of junk that we are hoarding or holding onto, and allow God to turn us into beautiful gardens blooming with flowers of all kinds in every season.
He wants to fill us with the fragrant aromas of all He has to pour into us, that will may then blossom in & through Him! In essence, He wants to renew our minds (Romans 12:1-2), filling us with His Word, His Truth to bring us life as His children.
Lay all burdens & other hindrances to your being closer to God at His feet, & refuse take them back up again (as we often try to do)! Then let God renew your mind through His Truth, letting yourself blossom as He grows a garden of His love, truth, grace & peace in your heart & renews your mind with His Word!
He wants to take every burden you have (1 Peter 5:7) & have you just rest in Him (Psalm 46:10), growing you closer to Him & living in His Truth. Let the garden of your heart blossom! Let the flowers grow!
More encouragement from God’s Word:
“Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy & peace in believing, that you may abound in hope, in the power of the Holy Spirit.” – Romans 15:13