How is life treating you in the good old garden of the USA or whatever name your garden goes by to identify itself. Are you able to live a good prosperous life just by dressing and keeping up the area that supports your ability to function your life every day? I tell you, it’s not as simple as it sounded back then when God laid it all out for the first two lab rats to try out life in the first garden. I mean for me, just dressing and keeping up my garden without doing much more will definitely get me kicked out of it, and no sin due to being disobedient is required for that to happen. How about you, will just dressing it and keeping it up work for you? Then it hit me that living in the garden now is exactly the same as it was in the first garden except for one thing. In the first garden everything that they needed just grew up right before them: it was all there at their feet to just pick it as they needed it. Then after the sin, we had to grow upward in life to get what we needed: everything that we needed was no longer all at our feet to just pick it up as we needed it. Yeah, now we not only have to grow upward in life to get it, we even have to go out from our lives to get it. Many people have to go out of their countries, states, cities, or move to another neighborhood just to get enough of what is needed to function their life. The garden is still there somewhere, but it’s similar to playing hide and seek: you have to grow up and then you have to go find yours.
In nowadays the terms dress it and keep it still carry the same meaning as they did back in the first garden, but the complexity of their meaning covers much more than the original lab rats could have ever imagine. You can’t just walk up and remove some wild running grass, and then meet the CEO for lunch with a walk afterwards in the cool of the garden. There may be plenty of opportunities to pull up some wild grass to survive on your way to your garden, but your best chance of having lunch with a CEO may be by brown bagging it in front of a television while watching the news. Boy did they have it good in the first garden: you know having the ear of the CEO of the universe calling out your name as soon as you went missing. Anyway, life can still be a walk in the garden, but you now have to help work things out through trial, through error, through the learning curve, and most importantly through your intent to succeed. I know that Jesus has already come so that we may have life more abundantly, but you are not going to see that abundance without a plan to get you there. You will end up being a big part of others reaping abundance because of the years that you put into dressing and keeping up their gardens. It is now time for you to put some new intent into dressing and keeping your own garden. It is time for you to operate under management: it is Fathertime!
Here is the complexity of the thing, you can’t fire your present life right on the spot. You have to work, and plan this thing out. However, you are bringing in the original founder of the Garden to show you how to bring your garden to pass. However, even with father at the helm, a speeding train going in the wrong direction has to be allowed to slow down and stop before you just throw it into reverse. The good news is that a lot of the work that you’ve done for others in their garden, will be transferable to your new garden for you to get credit for your time spent. Your new manager knows how to redeem the time better than anyone ever. Here’s what Father needs you to do to get the train to slow down to a stop. Continue to fuel the train where you are to run its daily course, but stop hoping that some manager or supervisor at that train depot got your back. Stop feeding them all of your hopes in that the next big opening is all lined up for you. Here’s what you’re going to do. Since you are now operating under the new management of Father, you are going to feed all of your hopes of getting that next big opening only to Him. You will do what you now do to the best of your ability as you always have, but the difference is that you are taking the fuel of hope away from that train speeding in the wrong direction. You see, faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen: you been operating under the wrong concept. You along with so many have been hoping for some CEO to provide you an opening that can only be given to so many: that CEO just can’t provide all of that to everyone. This is why your garden still has the evidence of not enough things seen after you have been hoping for so long, so wrong. Here it is in a nut shell: change what you put your hope in, or your faith is an exercise in futility: not enough evidence in the garden. You can keep your current life and find your garden, but the one thing that you can’t keep doing is having your faith in the CEO of everything in the universe while placing all your hope in the CEOs of not enough for everyone no matter how hard they try. It’s like making a sales call, and you spend an hour trying to sell the screen. There will be no faith evidence of a sale there no matter how much hope you place in that very nice person: you have to talk to the decision maker, and then leave your hope at that door. Placing your hope in the one that does not carry the authority over your life will leave you with not enough evidence.