An important part of the life of a Christian is spending time learning more about God and worshipping Him. This is generally done as a private devotional time, reading the Bible, often with some application in terms of a devotional study, and praying. While the Bible is sufficient for this, it is often helpful to have the thoughts of Godly people through a devotional book.
Having personal devotions is an integral part of the Christian life. It is the biggest factor in spiritual growth. There is much to be learned in the Bible, and a time of devotions enables a person to dig deeper into this content. It allows a believer to find peace through knowing God better. It gives the ability to apply the lessons that the Bible offers. Some of these things may be found in church worship but personal time with God will allow for a much deeper, stronger relationship to be developed.
It has also been said that one is closest to God in a garden. Combining a time of worship and prayer with the beauty of a garden heightens the enjoyment of both. Whether the garden is a blooming display of flowers and ivy or whether it is just a grassy lawn, the presence of God’s creation makes it easier to feel the presence of God. There are many people who have had similar reasoning and therefore there are many garden-themed devotionals available.
Where to Buy
A Bouquet of Devotions
50 devotions based on fifty different flowers encourage a better understanding of God’s word along with information and history of the flowers used.
Devotions from the Garden
This set of devotional writings are meant to aid believers in finding peace in the midst of busy days. It recognizes that God began with people in a garden and includes 90 devotions and beautiful photography.
Devotions from the Garden: Inspiration for Life
A variety of inspirational devotionals include topics related to gardening and compares them with things in a Christian’s inner life. Themes include composting, harvesting, insect control, planting, watering, weeding, and more.
“The Garden Restored” – life began in the Garden of Eden and was restored after Gethsemane. This Scriptural devotional treads that path and leads Christians through 40 days of life application. Meant for the Lenten season, this devotional can be used for any forty-day period, if desired.
Garden Moment Getaways
Described as a welcome refreshment for the soul, this book’s theme is a garden’s wonder and sanctuary. Beautiful paintings accompany the ideas, meditations, prayers, crafts, tips, and more.
Garden of Faith
A full year of devotions encourages believers to grow in faith. Biblical wisdom is paired with journaling space for more thorough study.
A Garden of Love
Thirty inspirational messages examine flowers and what we can learn from them to energize our spiritual life and strengthen our faith through God’s love.
Garden of Truth
58 Scriptures paired with artwork and commentary encourages a daily meeting with the Saviour. Take a few moments out of the hectic rush of life to focus on God’s beauty and love.
God in the Garden
Gardening is the basis for this book that looks at God’s wisdom and offers insight into spiritual matters. Prayers, quotes, folklore, and gardening information accompany the Biblical passages upon which each week’s devotion is based.
In God’s Garden
30 devotionals meant especially for gardeners include Scripture, prayers, questions, and tips for gardening.
Lessons from the Garden
This spiritually minded book uses photographs of the author’s garden combined with “conversations with God” to teach lessons about how to cultivate the spiritual garden of the heart.
A Mother’s Garden of Prayer
Scriptures and prayers included in this illustrated volume are geared toward mothers and grandmothers and encourage them in teaching children and grandchildren to live in a prayerful manner.
The One Year Home and Garden Devotions
This book contains something for every day to encourage a new look at faith and God. The author muses about ways that the things people see around them can show characteristics of God and bring peace and deeper faith.
A Woman’s Garden of Faith, Hope & Love
365 devotions for women encourage for an entire year. Christian women can start each day with a bit of encouragement and truth to increase her faith.
A Woman’s Garden of Prayer
Women who desire a closer relationship with the Saviour are encouraged to achieve that in the devotions found here. Each section has its own theme for strengthening a life of faith and prayer.
Your Spiritual Garden
This workbook may not have been written to be devotions but can definitely be used that way. Six weeks of lessons teach how to develop a deeper relationship with God.
Enhance the Atmosphere
Where to Buy
Kinkade Garden Wall Calendar
If there is a sheltered wall in the area chosen for devotions, this beautiful calendar will aid in keeping track of the days while displaying a beautiful garden landscape.
John 3:16 Flag
This garden flag contains the entire text of John 3:16 (pole not included). Hung from a pole or a wall, this flag will keep the importance of Jesus’ sacrifice visible to all who can see it.
All Things Are Possible Flag
A daily view of this flag is a good reminder of the fact that God is in control and can handle anything this world can come up with.
Glory of God Flag
This garden flag reminds people that no matter what it is that will be done today, it should be done to bring God glory. This reminder in a prominent place during devotions can help a Christian to remember all day long to focus on bringing glory to God.
Play this CD of hymns during devotional time and the music will lift your heart to worship.
In the Garden (CD)
Music from the Gaithers and other artists, with an Easter theme, fill this audio CD that can enhance your morning or evening worship time.