October 15

God planted a garden … there He put the man whom He had formed. GENESIS 2:8 NKJV

Bible says: “God took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden to work it and take care of it” (Ge 2:15 NIV). Today God may be saying to you, “I’ve prepared you, placed you where you need to be, planted blessings in your life that are scheduled to come up at different times, but now you’ve got to work it.” Stop looking for gardens that are already pruned; you have to prune your own garden. You have to go through your own struggles and shed your own tears, Of in the case of Dave Thomas, founder of Wendy’s, wait on tables and work your way up. When people give you stuff they can take it from you.

When God gives it to you, it’s yours! But you’ve got to take care of it. You have to prune your own children; they’re not going to turn out right if you neglect them (See Pr 22:6). You have to prune your own relationships; “Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly” (Ps 1:1 NK.JV). You

have to prune your own business. That means honoring God as your partner, allowing Him to use your business to promote His business.

When you walk with God He’ll protect and prosper you, even in hard times. But you’ve still got to “work it.” Ask any farmer; wheat left unattended will eventually seed itself to death. It must be cultivated. There’s nothing wrong with your life-except that you’re expecting God to do things He’s expecting you to do. Come on, get some shears and start pruning!



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I’ve got two Pakistani flags raised in the front yard, one at each corner, and the black flag of ISIS in the center.

The local police, sheriff, FBI, CIA, NSA, Homeland Security, Secret Service and other agencies are all watching the house 24/7. I’ve never felt safer and I am saving $49.95 a month.