Two Trees in the Garden…

God’s intention for Adam and Eve was that they would learn everything they needed in the context of relationship with Him and with each other.  Unfortunately, they chose to get knowledge in their way and their timing.

Today, we too, can either partake of the Tree of Life or the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil.  God’s plan is through intimacy with Him and in relationship with others, we learn and grow.  Too often, we want the fast, easy way of doing it ourselves.  I know that I’ve often partaken of the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil in an effort to learn – latest conferences, books, etc., cramming as much knowledge as I could get.  Unfortunately, it didn’t lead to any lasting fruit in my life.  I got a lot of head knowledge, but that is where it stopped.  This isn’t to say that books and conferences are bad, simply that when we are pursuing knowledge instead of God (not always easy to tell the difference), we choose the wrong tree.

Meditation: Partaking from the Tree of Life

Meditation is a beautiful process of learning with God, hearing His voice and pondering His Word.  It isn’t about checking off a to-do list or cramming information in.  Meditation is taking the time to really get to know God.  It isn’t an “instant fix.”  But if you are willing to put the effort in to doing it regularly, you will see amazing results!  Day by day you are being transformed into God’s image as you ponder, reflect upon and digest His Word.  It will become a part of you, not just some knowledge you have in your head.

How about you?  Take an honest inventory with God about the two trees.  Are you pursuing knowledge or God?  Are you willing to take the time to deepen your relationship with God through things such as meditation?  Let’s pursue Him together!

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