It's the easiest science experiment of all time. Plant a seed, watch it grow.
But somehow we miss the significance of it.
A small seed has the power of life.
A rock cannot grow a plant.
A lump of clay cannot blossom.
A computer cannot replicate what lies in this small, abundant specimen.
A man's stomach shall be satisfied from the fruit of his mouth;*****************
From the produce of his lips he shall be filled.
Death and life are in the power of the tongue,
And those who love it will eat it's fruit.
-Proverbs 18:20, 21
God spoke the world into existence.
Jesus killed a fig tree with his curse.
And stilled the waters with a command.
Words are powerful.
They can give life or death. I want to choose life. I want to grow and blossom. I want my family to experience everything they are intended for. I want them to be blessed.
Yet as I resolved to do this just this morning, I was challenged. Because as I make my plans to move back to the place of my childhood, I am reminded of death.
Death to my dreams. Death to my spirit. And I cringe. I remember words spoken over me that killed me as a young child. How was I to know they were lies? This death took it's toll on me.
Jesus has resurrected my dreams, he has energized my spirit, and spoken endless blessings over me.
And I cannot remember these words any longer, I cannot let anger fester, I cannot be defeated, and I will not return death to this place.
And I will fight to keep it out of my home. If this makes me different, so be it.
I want life in my words, life in my music, life in my smiles, life in our activities, life in our frustrations, and life in my family.
And I will resolve to make my home open to anyone wanting life as well.
Today I'm thankful for:
1. My new camera (did you notice?:)
3. Menu planning