When planting a garden we choose what we would like to grow and harvest. What if we just picked up any old seed and threw it out into the yard to see what would come up? Well that is what we are doing when we stray away from the word of God and speak words of doubt, negativity, destruction and death. Out of every word spoken we will either speak life or death.
When our words are not faith filled and we speak out of anger or caught up in the generational curses that were passed down and we accept it as what is; then it’s like a garden mixture with weeds all in the mix. Our bad attitude and words are those weeds and these tend to choke the life out of anything trying to live. When this happens we get trapped into thinking this is the way it is and we seem to think there is no way out. That is when we have to remember to whom we belong. And remember that He has given us the power to be free from all chains of bondage. We do not have to settle for poverty, divorce, depression, anger, sickness, lack in any area of our lives for this is not the will of God. He has given us dominion over ALL things! But we must choose to speak life over our situations, our life, our marriage, our family, our health, etc. Call those things that aren’t as if they are! See it in the spiritual realm for that’s what gives birth in the natural… that’s what FAITH can do!
***Genesis 1:26 (KJV) And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness; and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.
*** Deuteronomy 30:19 (NIV) This day I call the heavens and the earth as witnesses against you that I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses. Now choose life, so that you and your children may live.
*** Romans 4:17 (KJV) As it is written, I have made thee a Father of many nations, before him whom he believed, even God, who quickeneth the dead, and calleth those things which be not as though they were.
Sitting at my kitchen table Friday morning, drinking coffee and overlooking my vegetable garden through the windows of my back doors. I was reminded that we reap what we sow; not only that, but how we tend to what is sown effects the outcome. Our children are effected and taught by the seeds that we plant such as our attitude, actions, reactions, words of condemnation, hate, bitterness, anger, rage, depression, drug use, alcohol use, physical abuse, how we treat others including our pastor, how we treat our spouse and our parents, what we watch on TV, what we read, and the music we listen to, etc. Our kids are watching us and do as we do, not as we say. But who are we to demand that they do different than us? What are we doing to make sure that their lives turn out for the better? What are we doing to lead them closer to God? Or are we leading them straight to hell?
Children learn by example and what we have to remember is that those precious young children look up to us and in thinking this is how it is suppose to be; copy what we do. Kids are taught and what we show them is what they learn. They will copy what we do and say. And the way that we behave will affect them. If we behave and speak words of life then our children can grow up in a healthy and happy way. But if we speak and act negatively they may act out negatively, be fearful, depressed, anxious, defiant, and or aggressive. Everything we do and say will affect them one way or another.
When Samantha was a little girl and unable to learn well; I didn’t understand why she couldn’t get it. The words I used and the way that I spoke to her made her feel terrible about herself. I wasn’t living for God back then but still I should have known better! However, the words I used were seeds that I was speaking over her life. My attitude, actions, and reactions towards her were seeds that harvested a field of insecurity and doubt with feelings of unworthiness that I had planted into her little mind. She felt like she was stupid, unlovable and would never accomplish a thing in her life. Sad part is a few teachers made her feel this way too. But I was her mom; the only person she had at home and I failed her for many years! But God made a way! However before God made a way; I led her straight to an emotional and physiological death; to the place where she felt ugly, unworthy of love and had actually believed that negative responses were normal in love and it was ok to accept such in her own personal relationships. It’s taken years to change her thinking and God has moved mightily in her life and in mine. I’m not perfect by no means and the old self tries to rear it’s ugly head sometimes, but I have to daily remind myself that my flesh is under my feet and I don’t live that way anymore.
***Proverbs 18:21(KJV) Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.
***Proverbs 4:23 (NIV) Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it.
*** Hebrews 11:3 (KJV) Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear.
Now after sharing this ugly part of my life and being ever so real with you think about your life. Are you acting in a way that leads your seed (your children, grandchildren) to an eternal life or a life of death on earth and for eternity? How are we leading by example? What are we going to harvest? What seeds have been sown? What do you want for you, your children and your children’s children? Look at your heart for everything you do flows from it.
Change is possible for everyone. God is the great physician that heals everything. If you don’t know him today as your personal Savior; that is the place to start to change your life and the life of your future seed. Ask Him to forgive you of your sins and to come into your heart to be Lord of your life. If you have accepted Him and just need to ask for forgiveness and help in any area of your life, just call out to Him! Repent = ask for forgiveness and turn from your wicked ways. God is full of love, mercy and grace and wants a personal relationship with you. Have faith in the unseen for the rewards are eternal! Choice to speak words of life from this day forward and never turn back. There is nothing in Egypt worth loosing your life!
*** Isaiah 55:11 (KJV) So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth; it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.
Today, if you you don’t know God as your personal Savior and would like me to pray with you; please write in the comments section and I will get back with you. Your comments are safe; no one can see them unless I allow them to be posted. And I promise I will not allow personal comments to be posted. God wants to invite you into His kingdom today, He loves you and is awaiting for you to invite Him in!
To God Be ALL the Glory!
May Gods presence prevail in you today!
Much Love to You All,