By Oke Chinye
Read: Genesis 2: 1-25
“Then the Lord God took the man and put him in the garden of Eden to tend and keep it” (Genesis 2:15).
od had not yet formed man to till the ground, so He did not cause rain to fall on the earth. As a result, no plant or herb had grown on the field. After He caused a mist to water the whole face of the ground, He knew that plants would begin to grow on the earth, so He created man from the dust. Then He planted a garden eastward of Eden and put the man He had formed in charge of the garden to till it. “Then the Lord God took the man and put him in the garden of Eden to tend and keep it. And the Lord God commanded the man, saying, “Of every tree of the garden you may freely eat; but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat of it you shall surely die” (Genesis 2:15-17). He then realized that the man would be too lonely in the garden; he would need someone to keep him company and help him look after the garden, so He created the woman as a help mate for the man.
The Almighty is a God of processes and order. He may withhold some blessings from you, until certain things are in place in your life. For instance, He may delay your promotion to that exalted position until your leadership skills are in place or certain habits that will derail you are eliminated. He may also delay the blessing of a life partner if you are still a boy at heart. God will always show up at the appropriate time. If you sense a delay of His promise in any area of your life, why not ask Him today what He wants you to put in order? It may be an offensive habit or trait that needs to be gotten rid of, or a skill that needs to be developed, or a lesson that needs to be learnt. God’s blessings make rich and add no sorrow to your life.
IN HIS PRESENCE is written by Pst (Mrs) Oke Chinye, Founder of The Rock Teaching Ministry (TRTM).
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