God has a garden…you know,
And, that garden is YOU;
He's invested a lot of time,
And effort…'tis true.
This garden…called YOU,
Has been plowed-up and tilled;
He's a Master Gardener,
Most knowledgeable and skilled.
He knows just what's necessary,
In YOU…to produce an abundant harvest;
Destruction and ill-will,
Are from His mind…the farthest.
Sometimes…it just feels like,
YOU can't take anymore;
But, our trials are self-inflicted,
God, really is our Mentor.
Sometimes…He uses people,
That one called YOU…to purge;
Your soil needs breaking-up,
For new life to emerge.
Do YOU want a 30% increase,
In your life…today;
Then, expect minor problems,
Upon your life…to play.
And, 60% may sound so great,
But, have YOU counted the cost?
There's a price to be paid,
Nothing ventured…nothing lost.
"I'd like 100% increase",
Words that sound so brave…sincere;
But, do YOU know the heartache,
The loneliness…and the tears?
Or, YOU could shrink-back,
Not wanting any increase;
Just a peaceful life,
And, all the stress to cease.
I know…a garden…YOU want to be,
First-fruits…and those a'plenty;
So, have Your way…my LORD,
Plow-up this soil that's rocky.
One-hundred fold…Your perfect plan,
We want to do Your will;
This garden called YOU…responds,
Sow the Seed of Your Word…Your will, fulfill.
Nov. 19, 2000
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