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Garden of the Heart

By J.R. Miller

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   Chapter 1 - A Heart Garden - A writer tells of an old woman who said: "My heart is a little garden--and God is planting flowers there." Every heart should be a little garden. We s
   Chapter 2 - The Awakening of Life's Glory - Not one of us ever dreams of all the possibilities of his life. The plainest of us, carries concealed splendors within him. If we knew what noble qual
   Chapter 3 - The Servant of the Lord - The Messiah is spoken of in the Old Testament many times--as the Servant of the Lord. This may seem a strange name to give to one of such high honor.
   Chapter 4 - Christ's Call for the Best - Christ knows what is in man. When He looks upon us, He sees not only what we are--but also what we may become. The gardener in the early springtime, w
   Chapter 5 - What Christ Expects of Us - Christ expects a great deal of His followers. He is not satisfied to have them just as good as other people--He wants them to be better. "What do you
   Chapter 6 - The Lesson of Perfection - Many people stumble over the word perfect, as used in the Bible. It occurs frequently. Yet we know that the perfect men of the Bible were not sinless.
   Chapter 7 - Following Our Visions - We call certain men visionary. They are always seeing visions and dreaming dreams--but their visions and dreams are never realized. Raphael was once a
   Chapter 8 - The One Thing to Do - We have but one thing to do in any circumstances--to obey Christ. We have nothing to do with the question of our desires. Peter thought he knew all ab
   Chapter 9 - As Living Stones - In architecture, the cornerstone occupies an important place in the building. It is the starting point in construction. The figure is used in the New
   Chapter 10 - The Christian in the World - "My prayer is not that you take them out of the world but that you protect them from the evil one." John 17:15 One of the great problems in Christi
   Chapter 11 - Witnesses for Christ - The followers of Christ are so identified with their Master, that everything they do affects His cause. He depends upon them for their help in all His
   Chapter 12 - Guarded From Stumbling - "My help comes from the Lord, who made the heavens and the earth! He will not let you stumble and fall; the one who watches over you will not sleep.
   Chapter 13 - The Bible in Life - "Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly." Colossians 3:16 Just how to use the Bible so as to get from it the help it has to give, perplexes man
   Chapter 14 - The Making of a Home - No work any man can do for Christ, is more important than what he can do and should do, in his own home. No measure of faithfulness in public Christia
   Chapter 15 - Guarding Our Trust - We cannot change yesterday-that is clear, Or begin on tomorrow until it is here; So all that is left for you and for me-- Is to make today as sweet as
   Chapter 16 - The Lesson of Rest - No words Jesus spoke have found welcome in more hearts, than His promises of rest to weary and heavy laden ones. No other word touches the deep need o
   Chapter 17 - The Message of Comfort - God loves to be a comforter. His heart is ever tender and compassionate toward human pain and suffering. One of the great chapters of Isaiah opens wit
   Chapter 18 - On Being a Peacemaker - No one of the Beatitudes has a greater promise, than that for the peacemakers. "They shall be called the children of God," said the Master. This must
   Chapter 19 - The Other Man - "His neighbor," not himself, the teaching runs. "Let each one of us please his neighbor for that which is good, unto edifying." If the inspiration for
   Chapter 20 - Making Our Report - "The apostles gathered around Jesus and reported to Him all that they had done and taught." Mark 6:30 It is well for a friend of Christ to maintain

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