When we deal with the Father, we should always think beyond the short term. The Father is a visionary who will always plan for our forest, and not just for our tree. The tree will have its needs met because it is a part of the forest, but the tree will seldom ever have a zoom meeting totally dedicated to it alone. This was the plan of God even from the beginning, to include maintenance and expansion for our lives; and it has remained his plan up until now. We can first see this plan stated in Genesis 2:15, “And the Lord God took the man, and put him into the garden of Eden to dress it and to keep it.” What is it that the Lord would put the man into the garden to dress, and keep? Genesis 2:9, “And out of the ground made the Lord God to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight, and good for food; the tree of life also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of knowledge of good and evil.” Here we can see how God set the couple up in the garden with everything needed to live their life. And the Lord God made everything to grow out of the ground; so not only did God set them up to begin their life, he made it to where it all would continue to grow in order to sustain life. If you and I could only look at our lives among the rest, say as one can at night with night vision, we would see how the Lord God has put us in our own garden to dress it and to keep it. We would also see all that he has made to grow out of the ground of our garden that is pleasant to our sight, and good for food to have and maintain life. If Adam and Eve, as well as, you and I, could just follow the Father’s plan, we would experience a life which would include maintenance and expansion all on its own.
The thing that we miss out on is the understanding of our things are spiritually made to function. A tree is quickly planted, and must learn to survive all on its own. A Forest is slowly created, and must depend on several participants to survive. The garden contained many participants with each having a part to play in order for it to have a balance. Adam was to dress it, or in other words, manage the growth of all participants to the point where they were in balance with all others in the garden. We do the same thing today with all things in our lives to reach balance, and when something is out of balance, we are to dress it or manage it to be better. And as time goes by, the more we dress or manage into balance, we are to keep it as a part of life in our garden. The things that we keep will allow us to build upon, and to bring balance into other areas of life as the cycle continues to maintain, and expand into new life. It does not happen over night, but over a period of time. When we take in account of the many different life cycles of the participants in our life, we can see why time is needed to allow all things to run their cycle, and establish balance to our lives. Can we find stability through our growing pains long enough for the Father’s plan of operation to kick into full gear? There maybe a piece of knowledge needed that could help out now with a problem, but the participant that carries that knowledge is six months away in the expansion to come. So can you produce the fruit of the Spirit needed to dress that problem until the permanent solution arrives? Remember that with the Father, you must always think long term because of the forest: in the forest there are so many participants that rely on other participants for balance to survive as you and I do in our garden. Isaiah 28:10, “For precept must be upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, and there a little.” There is a plan from the Father that includes maintenance, and expansion for our lives, but if you rush it, you will not allow it to fully develop. So slow down, and let it flow.
The Father Still Does Love To Do The Body Well.