Saturday, March 31, 2012

Sowing the Seeds

A family plants a garden, they get a bunch of seeds, make a big area in the back lawn to plant these seeds. They have it all planned out and everything seems to be going well, after a while the plants start to grow, they flourish and a new garden starts to emerge. Then the sunlight starts to diminish, the water isn't as abundant as it was. They give up and quit pulling the weeds, the garden becomes a disaster, it dies up as the weeds take over and block out the sun and take the nutrients that are already in the ground. This once great garden is now nothing more than a field of weeds.

In life it is the same way, we are the seeds that are growing, and we need the light of the Lord to survive, we need water and we need nutrients which help us, but the one thing that really cuts us off are the weeds of every shape and form that seems to grow around us in our lives. They take over, they take control of us and we become the weak ones giving into their every temptation.

We fail to do what we wanted to and we wonder why we have it so bad. Jesus is the weed picker in our lives, if we just accept him and believe in his resurrection then we are saved, but it's when we choose not to accept him and just try to live our lives according to our own will. That's when we get choked by the weeds of all kinds, making it hard to breathe as we give up on everything and anything.

We can grow and mature into anything we desire with the Lord, all we have to do is believe and accept him into our lives. I once was a seed who was headed in the wrong direction, ready to die but he lifted me up, saw how much i meant to him as he means so much to all of you.

His overwhelming love for you no matter what you do is what is amazing, he will never turn his back on you. No matter how many times you have turned away, he is still there with open arms waiting for you. Just know he will NEVER turn you away. That's why he died on that cross, rose again to forgive our sins. No one else has ever done that for you and me :)

Friday, March 9, 2012

The Heart

A family waits outside in a waiting room in a hospital, they're father has just had a terrible heart attack. They are so worried and they wait minute by minute as it seems to go so slow. They can't be anymore worried and upset, their feelings are undescribeable. They feel as if they will never see him again. Their worries are turned to sadness and they start to give up that it's the end. The give up on hope drifting off into total sadness, but then something strikes them and it strikes them hard.

One of them says "Wait!, how can we give up so easily" , the others start to take notice and they start to realise that there is hope, there is a chance and giving up is the last thing they want to do. They know that the odds are impossible, but still to give up and to let the devil take control is not what we want. So one of the family members says "We should pray, our father who always has loved us would want us to" and so they start to pray together asking the Lord to come into their lives, show their father a second chance to live and to enjoy the rest of his life.

Hours seem to pass, their hopes may be up and they are still sad becuase we can never get rid of all of the sadness we feel, but we can at least hope and believe. Even if things turn out to be bad as the end result God still has a plan and there's a reason why it had to happen. We may not understand it because we can't understand. Our minds are not meant to understand how powerful he truly is.

The family cries so hard after the doctor comes out and with a sad face says to them that it is too late and he died. They sob uncontrollably and it's not something that the doctor wanted to deal with telling a family like that.

The family knows that he is in a better place, it may not be the thing they wanted but shortly after they have greaved from the passing of their father, one of their daughters will bring new life into this world. The joy returns to their life, but still it is not easy to miss their father, but it's just a part of life. The trials and tests of God will always be there. In this world there is sin, more than we know and it's hard, but we must pray and do the best we can to make each day better. Things may not work out the way we expected, but we will see that there is a reason and we have to just be patient and see his plan. It's hard, but have faith and believe that there's a reason for everything.