19 In 31 Days of Abiding

Abiding {Day 2} The Garden of God’s Heart

Used with permission.

© Laura The Artist

Today I wanted to share with you a painting that my best girlfriend gave to me not too long ago.  Yes, she painted this. Isn’t it amazing?  The first time I saw it, I nearly cried.  It reminds me of the garden of God’s heart, and how He draws us there to commune with us.  He longs to spend time with us, to share the secrets of His heart with us.

This is where I want to abide, in the garden of God’s heart.  This is the place where I must learn to go.  I want to stay in this place, to remain in His garden.  I never want to leave.  I long to abide there, in the garden of God’s heart.

Will you come with me?  Let us abide together in His garden.

I hope that this painting will bless you as much as it does me.

*This is Day 2 of a 31 day series on “Abiding”.  You can find all of my posts in this series here.  And be sure to stop by some of the other 31Dayers.  Over 700 bloggers have linked up so far!  There is something for everyone!

19 Comments

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    Child of God
    October 2, 2011 at 1:40 pm

    This is beautiful! I too want to spend all my time in the garden of God’s heart. What a wonderful place to reside.

    Resting in God’s heart,
    <

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    Debbie
    October 2, 2011 at 3:11 pm

    I am so glad I had the opportunity to meet your friend Laura in person.  I love her painting!  She is very talented.  And I love that she is on the same page regarding …abiding in Christ.  Simply beautiful.

    blessings and love,
    Debbie

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      Barbie
      October 3, 2011 at 12:57 am

      Yes, Laura is quite the artist.  Thanks for stopping by today my friend.

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    Wendy
    October 2, 2011 at 8:32 pm

    Barbie ~ “…share the secrets of His heart with us” Yes! I want to know his secrets too and abide in Him. ~ Wendy

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      Barbie
      October 3, 2011 at 12:58 am

      He has so many things to share with us.  Thanks for stopping by today!

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    Maria
    October 2, 2011 at 3:33 pm

    Barbie, what a beautiful depiction of the Garden of God’s Heart.  I look forward to your 30 days of abiding as I most definitely want to reside in God’s heart.

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      Barbie
      October 3, 2011 at 12:57 am

      Yes, I wish I could stay there forever.  But I am realize that I CAN.  It’s a practice I am learning to perfect.

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    Lisa Beets
    October 2, 2011 at 11:36 pm

    Beautiful…painting & post alike, I want to abide in His garden, too!

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      Barbie
      October 3, 2011 at 12:58 am

      Thanks for stopping by today Lisa!

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    Glenda Childers
    October 3, 2011 at 12:04 am

    YES.

    Fondly,Glenda
    31 days of Christmas wonder

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      Barbie
      October 3, 2011 at 12:58 am

      Thanks for visiting today Glenda.

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    Barbie
    October 3, 2011 at 12:59 am

    I am learning that I can remain in this place.  It takes focus and practice.

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    jkhenderson3
    October 3, 2011 at 2:05 am

    It is beautiful. 🙂 And I am sure that being painted by a dear friend makes it even more of a treasure. I actually have a painting of trees along a pathway hanging in my room that was painted by one of my dearest friends. How very much it means to me! How thankful I am that He not only blesses us with His own love, He also gives us sweet friends to share this walk with. 🙂

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      Barbie
      October 3, 2011 at 1:56 pm

      I am so thankful for friendships!

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    Laura @ along for the ride
    October 3, 2011 at 3:52 am

    What a beautiful painting Barbie!

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      Barbie
      October 3, 2011 at 1:57 pm

      Thanks for stopping by Laura!

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    Kerri Smith
    October 3, 2011 at 12:21 pm

    What a beautiful painting….it truly does depict that place where we need to be, the garden of God’s heart….a place where I must also learn to go to and abide in!

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      Barbie
      October 3, 2011 at 1:57 pm

      Thanks Kerri!  Have a beautiful day in His presence.

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      Barbie
      October 3, 2011 at 1:57 pm

      Thanks Kerri!  Have a beautiful day in His presence.

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