• October 16, 2017

Posted by Kindred Mentor Mom, Marilyn Owen

One of the hardest things to do is tell the Lord, “Not my will, but yours be done.” These were words spoken in the garden by Jesus before He went to the cross to die for us and bring, in love, the rescue plan for the wrong we have done.

This year, our theme is In the Garden.

I have realized that the difficult places God has brought me in my life’s garden (a flood and fire taking away all our possessions, a child with a prenatal stroke who lost most use of his left side and was blinded, losing a child in a miscarriage, and more!) have brought me each time to a crossroad. I can chose to:

  1. Be bitter and do it MY WAY, or
  2. Choose not my will but His with open hands, giving Him all in my garden.

After many years, choosing His will is the only way to have true joy.

Today is a good time to go and tend your garden, asking The Gardener—the Lord Himself—what areas you can give to Him and then see His blessings.