UNBLOCKING YOUR INNER WELL
Sometimes your inner well gets blocked and you may need some help to unblock your wellspring.
Above all else, guard your heart, for it is the wellspring of life. -Prov. 4:23
You shall be like a watered garden –Is 58:11
Your inner self (incorruptible beauty of the hidden person of the heart) is like a Secret Garden.
It is a walled garden, with a locked door.
You have to guard your heart,
the door and walls are there for your protection.
Keep thy heart with all diligence;
for out of it spring the issues of life. –Prov. 4:23
Jesus is the Constant Gardener, that stands by the door and knock.
Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice,
and open the door, I will come in to him. –Rev. 3:20
Only the Key of Love can unlock the door of your Secret Garden
The Love of Jesus is perfect (unconditional) love that cast out all fear.
The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy,
I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it
more abundantly. –John 10:10
When your walls are broken, your Secret Garden
suffers plunder and destruction.
Your walls are the boundaries in your relationships and self-control.
Whoever has no rule over his own spirit is like a city broken down,
without walls. –Prov. 25:28
He who believes in Me, out of his heart will flow
rivers of living water. –John 7:38
PARABLE OF THE SOWER (Luke 7: 4-15)
Two kinds of seed are constantly being sowed into your Secret Garden. The
incorruptible seed of the Word of God, and weed – both takes root downward and
bear fruit upward.
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering,
gentleness, goodness, faithulness, gentleness, self-control. –Gal. 5:22.
For the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness and righteousness and truth. –Eph. 5:9.
The weed (flesh/sinful nature) can also take root and bear fruit. For the works of the flesh are adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lewdness, idolatry, jealousies, outbursts of wrath, selfish ambitions, dissensions, heresies, envy, murders, drunkenness, revelries, and the like. –Gal. 5:19-21
For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death. –Rom. 8:2
Jesus can be your Constant Gardener. Weeding and pruning, and perfecting in you all the beauty, splendor and glory of JESUS that the Father created you contain.
What does your Secret Garden look like?
Does the Constant Gardener live there?
Does He walk with you, and talk with you,
and does He tell you that He loves you?
The Spirit-controlled Temperament
Walk in the Spirit, and you shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh. But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the law. –Gal.5:16, 18.
And those who are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires.
If we are led by the Spirit, let us also
walk in the Spirit. –Gal. 5:24, 25
What Season/Temperament is your Secret Garden?
Every Temperament has its own weeds/ desires and passions of the flesh that they fight against.
The challenge for all of us is not to try and fix ourselves – we must stop the constant renovations and home make-overs of the soul. The self-hatred and self-rejection that cause us so much pain.
A garden cannot weed or prune itself, you can only invite the Constant Gardener into your Secret Garden.
Give Him access to every secret part of your heart. To shine His light into every dark corner. To pull up the weed and thorns. To break up the hard ground, to soak it in His Spirit, to water it with His living waters. To open up your inner wells and unblock the rivers of living waters that can flow from the heart.
He designed and created the
Secret Garden of your Heart.
He foreknew you and
dreamed you into being.
You have been wonderfully
and fearfully made (Ps. 139:40)
The incorruptible seed of the Word
will take root and bear
much fruit in your heart.
You are a
You are full of
Some of us are summer gardens, some are spring gardens, some winter gardens and
some fall gardens. Every garden is beautiful in its own way, with a unique purpose, strength and
fruit to bear and share.
To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven. –Ecc. 33:1