The King's Gardeners Ministries

Reverend S. L. Gardner

Spokane Valley, Washington US

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False Starts

… or are they? Did you ever wonder why it seems sometimes that we start seeing positive things and then they just stop or disappear or even to our horror we watch them turn around for the worse!

Those who truly want the will of the Lord in their lives can be impressed to either stop doing something or to do something. (Sounds confusing and it can be) Lets say you’re impressed to give a nice message or to do something nice for someone who hasn’t been very nice to you. From all indications it looks like you’re going to have a positive reaction from them. Then either nothing progresses beyond the initial positive response or they turn on you again. How come???? What did you do to “deserve” that?

What did you do? Probably nothing, if you were acting in the will of God. You did everything you could to be obedient to God but there is a catch to all this. There is another person or several persons involved. You can absolutely be assured that God has been working on that persons heart as you received your instructions and His will is that they respond positively. But the choice they make determines the outcome. That outcome is outlined in Lev 26 and Deut 28 as well as throughout the Biblical text.

Not very encouraging huh? Well for you it’s a really good thing as you put your faith in the Lord in obedience and trust the Word is true. ALL things work together for good to them that Love the Lord. Romans 8:27-29 (Amplified Bible) 27And He Who searches the hearts of men knows what is in the mind of the Holy Spirit what His intent is, because the Spirit intercedes and pleads before God in behalf of the saints according to and in harmony with God's will. 28We are assured and know that God being a partner in their labor all things work together and are fitting into a plan for good to and for those who love God and are called according to His design and purpose.

Whew! That word ALL has huge meaning for being a word with so few letters. All means ALL!!! Every single thing EVEN OUR MISTAKES OR THE BAD CHOICES OF OTHERS! Now turning those things to good when people mess up takes time and that’s a nasty word for most people. God does keep working though according to His Word to bring His best plan into our lives.

So we cast our bread upon the water, plant that seed and wait in hope. And PRAY for our beloved and those in our family who need to come into obedience to Gods plan for their lives. That includes our submitting our own will to the Will and plan of God for our lives.

Rev. Dr. S.L. Gardner


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