I want to crack open those seeds and find Revelations…
Let me take a moment here to speak on the wonders of living a life for the Lord, and the gifts we are given. I am not here to preach at anyone, just to share what has happened in my life and you can choose what you do with it. I have read the word of God many times, but unlike Any other book it has allowed me to see things, and give me guidance in the decisions I made, and even if I read the same verse a hundred times, and not exactly understand what it is saying, it may be that one hundredth and one time, that the seed cracks open giving me a revelation!
Part of having Faith is reading the word, and that is where the seeds crack open. In fact Reading the Word, and prayer are the two most important things in our faith:
Hebrews 11:6-10 (New International Version)
6And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.
7By faith Noah, when warned about things not yet seen, in holy fear built an ark to save his family. By his faith he condemned the world and became heir of the righteousness that comes by faith.
8By faith Abraham, when called to go to a place he would later receive as his inheritance, obeyed and went, even though he did not know where he was going. 9By faith he made his home in the promised land like a stranger in a foreign country; he lived in tents, as did Isaac and Jacob, who were heirs with him of the same promise. 10For he was looking forward to the city with foundations, whose architect and builder is God.
Faith in my own life has saved my life more times than i can count. Without Faith I would not be able to do so many things, being a person with a Neuromusucular disorder should have taken so many things from me the ability to walk, even the ability to breathe, and yes I have troubles with both of those from time to time, still for someone with a NMD I am doing well. I am not hospitalized, and for the most part I can care for myself, as well as help care for my twelve year old niece, all the things the Lord has blessed me with doing, that the world looks at me and says you should not be able to do that, but God’s plans are greater than the world’s plans.
One of the verses that early on cracked the seed open for me was that of Isaiah 40:31
Isaiah 40:31 (New International Version)
31 but those who hope in the LORD
will renew their strength.
They will soar on wings like eagles;
they will run and not grow weary,
they will walk and not be faint.
My life verse, the verse I cling to, and through my darkest moments I remember it. I am reminded often of just the strength that comes from the Lord, and I see it evident in so many lives. My Spiritual Mentor Sister Ruth is only one amazing example of the things the Lord can get you through, I was privileged to be able to share a little of her story in my book With A Little Help, talking about the death of her daughter over thirty years ago is not easy for her, but she allowed me the honor of letting her story be told in my words, the details of course were hers, and the example of that amazing faith, that left her standing strong in the Lord despite everything was my pleasure.
I want to continue to crack those seeds of the word of God open, and find new Revelations that allow me to grow in Faith.
Copyright Michelle R Kidwell