Inside of a seed is the truth. Unless you are looking at a seed package, a random seed will not tell you what it is. A bulb also has a secret inside. A daffodil, a tulip, or an onion…they all look similar. But when they bloom, we know the secret.
What’s hiding inside of you? Is your secret out? Do we know if you’re a flower or an onion?
Most of us hide our truth…we are flawed. We look good on the outside, but if you cut us open, we might smell like an onion.
Is this scary to you? It is to me. Sometimes I don’t feel so sweet inside…
A seed is deceiving. It might be a giant sequoia hiding in there!
Eventually the truth reveals itself…if it grows long enough, the sequoia becomes a giant tree.
We reveal ourselves too…The people around us know us best. We have hurt places inside that show up in time. Just like a tree that experiences a forest fire, or an infestation of pests, the truth shows up in its rings . If the tree survives, it keeps adding layers over the injury to protect itself and continue growing.
We do the same…we protect ourselves daily from fires and pests in our lives. We grow another layer to survive.
What keeps you alive?
I Samuel 16:7 The Message
“ But God told Samuel. Looks aren’t everything. Don’t be impressed with his looks and stature. I’ve already eliminated him. God judges persons differently than humans do. Men and women look at the face; God looks into the heart.”
These verses really make me squirm. God looks into the heart! He knows I act terrible sometimes. The interesting thing about this story is that God knew that David, his chosen one, would smell like a rotten onion sometimes, but he still chose him to be King over Israel, and to be in the family tree of Jesus. Wow!! He knows our insides better than we do, and he believes we can become giant sequoias.
In I Samuel 16: 13 it says, “ The spirit of God entered David like a rush of wind, God vitally empowering him for the rest of his life.” The Message.
David was empowered by God, but he forgot who empowered him sometimes. He did many things that disappointed God, but he was forgiven many times… and we can be forgiven, if we ask.
We can impact our family tree, starting today.
If your family tree has been damaged by something, you can heal the wound by allowing the Lord to enter you and empower you for the rest of your life. The future of YOU is important to your family.
If you are a woman, you have a circle of people that live around you…children, husband, grandchildren, fellow employees. These people watch you daily, and you impact them.
The saying “If Momma ain’t happy, nobody is happy” is really a sad statement. I think what it’s really saying is that you…Mom, Wife, Sister, Daughter, Woman…You need to think about the people you impact, and stop stinking like a rotten onion.
God can help you change inside.
Start absorbing different nutrients. Your food and water needs to be nourishing and healthy.
Jesus says in John 4: 13,, “ Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks the water I give them will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give them will become in them a spring of water welling up to eternal life.”
Do you want to never be thirsty again? Do you want to have eternal life?
The woman who Jesus was speaking to was rotten inside, and she wanted to never come to the well again, but He filled her spirit up and she changed the town because of the change in her life testimony.
You can change the town, your family, your work, your home, your testimony.
John 4:42 says, “ they (the town) said to the woman, We no longer believe just because of what you said; now we have heard for ourselves and we know that this man really is the SAVIOR OF THE WORLD.”
Her testimony changed everyone.