ROOTS ~ Go deep and we each of us started somewhere in life.
Galatians 5:22-23 (NIV)
22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.
FAMILY TREE ~
We can not control what family we were born into or connected with in life. God puts his plan into motion and each person has free will in living their lives. As I open the Bible, I read directions from God, I see the fruit of the spirit is lots of good things. We are have the spirit of love, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self control. Wow, that's a lot of great words and important to live that way.
As live travels on, I can look back and see how people I know point fingers at others. Maybe someone made a big mistake in life and needs that second chance. Yet, there are so many people who just don't allow that second chance for you. I am glad that God does and I hear stories after stories of victories in life. Once forgiven by God, you can do anything you set your mind too.
Philippians 4:13 (NIV)I can do all this through him who gives me strength.
TREE OF KINDNESS ~
My search began as a small child. Just wanting someone to like me and someone to show kindness to me. I clearly remember being in my bedroom and lining my stuff animals up. I was the teach and I spoke words that came true. I said, "One day, I will teach kindness". Little did I know that I would grow up to be a children's teacher at Church and then move into Women's Ministry. God knew the desires of my heart and grew me into a stronger woman today than ever. I look back to count blessings of life. I am not who I used to be in my younger years and my faith grew too.
No matter what you have been through in life, you can turn those negative thoughts to positive. You can share new beginnings and new normals are often needed. We must let go of things we can not change. Living in today is so important. We miss out on things in life because we are stuck in trying to figure out yesterday. How about we just let go of somethings and grab onto a big God who still wants the desires of our hearts to come true. Negative things happen to each of us and I know that.
NEVER FORGET THIS ~
Psalm 139:13-14 (NIV)13 For you created my inmost being;
you knit me together in my mother’s womb.
14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
your works are wonderful,
I know that full well.
TREE OF LIFE ~
When you look at a tree, look how tall it is and it began as a small tree. It's roots goes deeper each day. It grows at a rate like a tree should grow. It needs rain and sunshine. Both seasons of life. So does our lives. Be rooted and ground in God. His word (BIBLE) stands strong and guides us gently. Don't forget that my prayers are with you, your family and prayers.