Are You God's Dwelling on Earth?
Awake, O north wind, and come, O south wind! Blow upon my garden, let its spices flow. Let my beloved come to his garden and eat its choicest fruit.
Song of Songs 4:16 (ESV)
God desires to dwell with you in the garden of your heart. He created you to be His habitation. God's goodness comes when Heaven and Earth collide. The Lord wants you to be a vessel of Heaven's collision with those on earth. When you yield to the master gardener, the fruit of your life becomes abundant and sweet. Because of your ever-deepening relationship with Christ, you are a source for others to enjoy. Apart from Christ, you cannot bear this fruit. The north wind brings rain, while the south wind brings pleasant weather. The Father produces the sweetest and most abundant fruit in your life as you trust Him through the dark and good times. You need both these conditions for maximum growth in the Lord.
The trials you encounter often get your attention and lead you to recognize the unproductive thoughts and ways that God desires to cut away from you. The Lord delights in you, His garden. He wants to remove everything that keeps you from reaching your highest purpose. The Lord works from within your heart. Open your heart to Him, for He opens His heart to you. Surrender your heart to Him, and He will cut every tie that binds you to lesser things.
May we pray, "Come north wind and come south wind and blow on the garden of my heart." The Lord's breath is life. Everything that breathes, lives, and nothing lives without the Lord. The breath of God on you is the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit, likened to wind in the scriptures, will empower you to be Christ's witness. You may not see the wind, but you know when it blows, and its effects are evident. Wind can be powerful and destructive as well as gentle and calming. The Holy Spirit gives you power over the devil and destroys bondages in your life. Your influence is a fragrant aroma near and far for God's glory. Take advantage of your purpose on earth! Be the dwelling place of the Lord, the temple of the Holy Spirit.