Walking in the garden of life

GardenA man and woman had sinned. They did exactly what they were told not to do. As a result, their innocence was lost – the same innocence that a child possesses.

Before sinning, Adam and Eve they walked among the garden with joy in the Lord that filled them to the core making them laugh and dance in a carefree manner. They lived in the moment and were conscious of nothing except for the love of God.

That all changed the day they ate from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. The same tree God had told them not to eat from.

In an instant, their eyes were opened and innocence disappeared. They became aware of themselves and were embarrassed of their nakedness. The dancing and playfulness stopped as they grew serious about the world around them.

They were ashamed of what they had done and hid in the midst of the garden hoping God would not see them. Genesis 3:8-9 says:

Then the man and his wife heard the sound of the Lord God as he was walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and they hid from the Lord God among the trees of the garden. But the Lord God called to the man, “Where are you?” 

God did not want Adam and Eve to eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil because he knew that they would lose their innocence of life. He wanted to protect them from evil.

He also wants to protect you. Let our Heavenly Father reach into the depths of your heart and remove the issue you have been hiding from him.

God did not give up on Adam or Eve. In Genesis 3:21 we learn:

The Lord God made garments of skin for Adam and his wife and clothed them. 

He still loved and provided for them and he does the same for you. Turn your sin over to God today. Let him remove it from you and set you free.

This week I am linking up with:
Good Morning Monday | Monday Musings | Motivate and Rejuvenate Mondays | Sharing his Beauty Monday | Intentional Tuesday | RahRah Linkup | Tell his story | Testimony Tuesday | Wedded Wednesday | Woman to Woman Wednesday | Woman With Intention Wednesday | Faith Barista | Thought Provoking Thursday | Faith filled Friday | Fellowship Friday | Grace and Truth | The weekend brew | Susan B. Meade | Still Saturday

16 thoughts on “Walking in the garden of life

  1. We need this story every day. It could have been the end of everything, but instead, it was the beginning of grace and the gospel. Linking up with you today at Thought-Provoking Thursday. Blessings!

  2. So thankful for the grace that He has been pouring out since Adam and Eve! So blessed to have been your neighbor at Thought provoking Thursday!

  3. “God did not want Adam and Eve to eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil because he knew that they would lose their innocence of life. He wanted to protect them from evil.” Golly, I’m grateful that God saved Heaven for innocence. Without His good judgement, we’d all be in a world of trouble. His faithfulness abounds and astounds. Visiting via Counting My Blessings.

  4. Praise God for His mercy through the shed blood of His Son, foreshadowed in the blood sacrifice needed to cover the sin and nakedness of Adam and Eve with animal skins. What a lovely post, photo and blog! Linked up with you at Sunday Stillness — hope you’ll stop by Saved by Grace for a visit!
    God bless,
    Laurie

  5. “A man and a woman had sinned.” Jenny, the start of each one of our stories, is it not? So grateful it is not the end of our story. In Him, we have full redemption! So grateful we were neighbors this morning at Testimony Tuesday. May you have a great day!

    1. I never thought of that before but you’re right. Our story all starts with a sin. I’m glad it’s not the end of our story too.

  6. There is so much important truth in that Adam and Eve story, isn’t there? I love seeing how God had a plan even though it looked like the enemy had ruined everything! #RaRaLinkup

  7. Why is it that we try so hard to hide our sin from God, when we know we should run to him with our sin? He is faithful and just to forgive us, after all. And He wants us to trust him, but our shame tells us we are unforgivable. Thank you for this reminder that we need EVERY DAY, Jenny. Blessings friend!

  8. Jenny, why do we forget that no matter what we do, God still loves us. Praying this goes deep into our hearts as we learn to walk in the truth of God’s love for us. Thank you, Jenny, for sharing your heart at #IntentionalTuesday on Intentionally Pursuing. : )

  9. I love how you can see God’s love even towards Adam and Eve. He covered them, as you point out. He could have abandoned them, but he didn’t. God is good. Thank you for your faithfulness to him Jenny. Your a gift. Cheering you from the #RaRalinkup on Purposeful Faith.

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