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Tuesday, October 3, 2017

The Picture (A Garden Walk)

Whenever I enter into a building project, I like to have a picture in mind so I know what I am trying to build.  The same is true about building a life with God.  We need to have a picture in mind.  What does it look like to walk together with God.

The LORD God took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden to work it and take care of it. (Gen 2:15 NIV84)

The good news is that God already has a picture.  We see it when we look at the original people placed in the Garden of Eden.  I like to call this picture, “A Garden Walk.”

Then the LORD God made a woman from the rib he had taken out of the man, and he brought her to the man. (Gen 2:22 NIV84)

This picture gives us a lot to see.  God provided light, air, water, food, a sense of purpose, and even other people.  We can see what it looks like to have a healthy life, marriage, and family through the picture in the Garden of Eden.

The man and his wife were both naked, and they felt no shame. (Gen 2:25 NIV84)

Adam and Eve lived A Garden Walk.  They had perfect relationships with God and with one another.  They loved God with their whole heart.  They loved each other as much as themselves.  Things were so perfect that they had nothing hidden and nothing to hide.  This is a picture worth pursuing.  That is a picture worth building into our lives.

How about you?  Can you see the picture?  Are you ready to build A Garden Walk into your own life?