Plentiful Refreshment (Spurgeon’s Faith’s Checkbook)

07 Aug

From Charles Spurgeon’s “Faith’s Checkbook”
Plentiful Refreshment
August 29
Their soul shall be as a watered garden. (Jeremiah 31:12)

Oh, to have one’s soul under heavenly cultivation; no longer a wilderness but a garden of the Lord! Enclosed from the waste, walled around by grace, planted by instruction, visited by love, weeded by heavenly discipline, and guarded by divine power, one’s favored soul is prepared to yield fruit unto the Lord.
But a garden may become parched for want of water, and then all its herbs decline and are ready to die. O my soul, how soon would this be the case were the Lord to leave thee! In the East, a garden without water soon ceases to be a garden at all: nothing can come to perfection, grow, or even live. When irrigation is kept up, the result is charming. Oh, to have one’s soul watered by the Holy Spirit uniformly — every part of the garden having its own stream; plentifully — a sufficient refreshment coming to every tree and herb, however thirsty by nature it may be; continually — each hour bringing not only its heat, but its refreshment; wisely — each plant receiving just what it needs. In a garden you can see by the verdure where the water flows, and you can soon perceive when the Spirit of God comes.
O Lord, water me this day and cause me to yield Thee a full reward for Jesus’ sake. Amen.

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3 responses to “Plentiful Refreshment (Spurgeon’s Faith’s Checkbook)

  1. writerwannabe763

    August 7, 2012 at 9:29 PM

    I know it’s a metaphor but the garden reminds me of what the ‘Garden of Eden’ must have been like…Diane

    • forhisgloryandpraise

      August 9, 2012 at 11:43 AM

      I think sometimes God uses metaphors and such to give us a glimpse of things we haven’t seen. There is much in the Bible that when we read it we spiritually can see Heaven, the Garden and so much more. What I find amazing is how it gives peace to our souls.

  2. terry1954

    August 7, 2012 at 9:53 AM

    awesome reading!


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