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Our family is growing a bigger garden this year, and we’re still learning that it requires more attention than we gave our smaller garden in previous years. So this morning I went out to work while it was still reasonably cool, i.e., below 90 degrees, which is relatively cool for 9 a.m. on June 22 in central Texas. 

My wife and I had discovered that the mid-section of our garden had (overnight?) become overgrown with 4 feet tall weeds. While we had been tending corn, lettuce, spinach and potatoes, our tomatoes, peppers and black-eyed peas were disappearing behind the inedibles. 

After about an hour and a half, I was just about spent. I’d filled 2 huge trash cans full of weeds. The space wasn’t clear, but at least we can now see the ground when we want to navigate from point A to point B.

Bending over to pull up a last handful of weeds, I thought how tending the garden was similar to what I’ve been doing in both the business and personal areas of my life: expanding, and then learning what it takes to maintain the new levels that I desire. I realized that the insight came from God, and so I thanked Him, acknowledging that I wasn’t smart enough to make that connection on my own.

Here was His response, “I know. That’s why I told you, son.” I think I’ll keep listening for what He says next.

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I am reading a book now by Andrew Wommack which I believe can be a game-changer for many Christians. If you’ve ever “named it” but couldn’t figure out why you weren’t able to “claim it,” (healing, finances, whatever), if you’ve ever longed to be more like Jesus, or if you are tired of being defeated by the enemy, then I highly recommend this book.

Andrew details how too many Christians mistakenly look only to what they can see, hear, taste, smell or feel for confirmation that God’s power is manifesting in their lives. That’s the “Body,” and relying on it, Andrew says, is like trying to push a train with the caboose.

Instead, we need to learn how the same Spirit that raised Christ from the dead dwells in us. While our bodies and minds may not be perfect, our spirits were made perfect when we made Jesus the Lord of our lives. As we then, by faith, continually grow in that realization, we will grow in manifestation and in victory.

Here’s the Amazon link to his book: http://www.amazon.com/Spirit-Soul-Body-Andrew-Wommack/dp/1606830058/ref=sr_1_4?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1371827861&sr=1-4&keywords=andrew+wommack

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