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The Gardener

  • Jesus said to her, 'Woman, why are you weeping? Who are you looking for?' She, supposing him to be the gardener, said to him, 'Sir, if you have carried him away, tell me where you have laid him, and I will take him away.' Jesus said to her, 'Mary.' She turned and said to him, 'Rabboni!'* which is to say, 'Teacher!' John 20:15 WEB

    Mary Magdalene came to the tomb of Jesus to grieve, but found it empty. As she turned to leave, there was a man there that she did not recognize. She thought that He was the gardener. Yet, when He called her by her name, she recognized Him as Jesus.

    In a way Mary was right. God planted the original garden of Eden, and the tomb itself was in a garden. Jesus often met with His disciples in the Garden of Gethsemane (John 18:1). Parables of Jesus tell of a caretaker that prunes and fertilizes (John 15:2, Luke 13:6).

    Sometimes the Lord can be working in our life, and we do not even recognize Him. Then when He calls us by name, we know that it is Him. He said that His sheep would recognize His voice (John 10:3). He is always there to care for us with fertilizing to make us grow, or pruning us back to make us bear even more fruit (John 15:2).

    We often see it from the plant's perspective, and we can see no logical reason why the Gardener would be cutting off our branches. That person that is standing in front of you, building you up, or tearing you down, may be used by the Lord for His purpose in the long run. Trust the Gardener, He has your best interest at heart. You are going to be OK.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father, I thank You for taking care of me and I put my trust in You. Your way is the best and You understand the seasons of growing, and the seasons of pruning. I am in Your hands. Have Your way in my life, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

    Note: "And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord's people" (Ephesians 6:18). If you have a prayer need, we are here for you! We and the prayer team are ready to lift you up at our private prayer page: RHM Prayer Network


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Joseph Adams, Jr.
Joseph Adams, Jr.

Amen

October 11, 2019
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!!

October 11, 2019
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen!

October 11, 2019
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Yvette York
Yvette York

Amen 

October 11, 2019
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Jim Jarrell
Jim Jarrell

Amen! Thank You Lord!

October 11, 2019
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Patricia Walker
Patricia Walker

Amen dear God. You are my everything. Amen

October 11, 2019
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

Dear God help me to get through these issues.  Help my Grandchildren prosper. Praise God Amen 

October 11, 2019
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Judith B
Judith Bedited: October 11, 2019

Jesus, my LORD and Saviour, lead me to the place that you want me to be in this season. Help me to understand what you are doing and even if I don't understand Jesus,help me to be a willful participant in your plan and purpose you have designed for my life in this season of transition and transforamtion. In jesus name I pray  AMEN.

October 11, 2019
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Dave and Sue Earlywine
Dave and Sue Earlywine

Amen, thank you Jesus.

October 11, 2019
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Amen

October 11, 2019
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Linda Clark
Linda Clark

Amen

October 11, 2019
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Celeste Strenn
Celeste Strenn

Amen 

October 11, 2019
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Dear Father I know sometimes I feel discouraged for the things I am working on and not seeing results. I trust You with all my heart and know You are working on me, let it be according to Your Holy will not mine. In Jesus name I pray, Amen. The Lord knows when is the best time for everything. 

Thank you Pastor, good reminder for us to follow. God bless you. 

October 11, 2019
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Rick Doran
Rick Doran

Amen!!!

October 11, 2019
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

October 11, 2019
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Liesel  aka  Lisa Wardle
Liesel aka Lisa Wardle

Amen and Amen!!! Yes, Lord, "Have Thine own way Lord" with me, because Your way is my way!!! May I always be sensitive enough to hear and listen to Your voice, in the name of Jesus, Amen!!!

October 11, 2019
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Wanda Pennington
Wanda Pennington

Lord Jesus I am in your hands,  Have your way in my life. In Jesus Name,  Amen

October 12, 2019
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Sherry McCosh
Sherry McCosh

Lord Jesus have your way in my life, Prune me for your will, in the name of Jesus I pray.

October 12, 2019
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Sandra Colby
Sandra Colby

YES LORD

October 16, 2019
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Pranoti  Kumar
Pranoti Kumar

Have thine own way Lord 

Have thine own way

October 18, 2019
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Dana Rozell
Dana Rozell

Amen!!

October 20, 2019