Discovering what love is one day at a time
Remember when you were little and you wondered if you would grow a watermelon if you ate a watermelon seed...or if you would turn into a watermelon if you did... Seeds were miracle makers...you planted them and later great things grew in the garden..I wanted chocolate seeds for cake and candy bars...I think my brother wanted to grow pork chops...
Once upon a time there was a girl that when she spoke she could actually feel and see the words that she spoke in seed form. Imagine...as she opened her mouth to speak the word… as it came out of her mouth it formed into a seed…and she could see the seed …whether it be good or bad get planted in the soil of the heart of the other. Some words were big seeds…some were very little. Some were very good seeds that would go on to produce healthy and nourishing and healing thoughts…but others were diseased thoughts…and still others were invasive and choking thoughts………………
The truth is…our lives and our words matter.
True humility never costs others. It loves others...it never disdains or scorns. True humility is the strength of the Lord. It kills Goliaths, and closes the mouths of lions. It encourages…it is generous...it is obedient. Those who walk in true humility are full of the Lord’s wisdom...and are able to make peace; they see the value in the whole body of Christ.
False humility is just that; it is fake. It is self-centered. It scorns and disdains others, it degrades. Its words discourage and threaten. It enjoys seeing others fail, it moves forward on its own initiative. It creates strife. It seeks prominence…it focuses on self. It is petty.
Humility takes into perspective the reality and truth of our position as human beings here on earth.
We are yet dust, yet we have been given noble standing in Christ Jesus. This right standing and position of nobility, we did not receive by our own merit, nor by birth. It was gifted to us by His death and resurrection on the cross.
Humility...true humility…creates seeds that are life giving: all the while recognizing its own lack and insufficiency...
I have been married to my wonderful husband for 22 years. We have two young men ages 18 and 13.. This blog is somewhat of a journal and attempt for me to keep a purposeful perspective on life as a whole.