Keeping in line with my FB challenge for the remainder of the year, I share this post. As I said in my challenge: Since it is a celebration of Jesus (Yeshua ) birth, how about we all give the gift of choosing to speak His words of Love “good things” till the end of the year. Not only toward others but, Love yourself and be conscious of what word seeds you are planting within your inner garden too. Really, I want to say give this gift for the rest of our lives but, one step at a time . As I sat down to drink my coffee this morning and spend some time in “the Word”, I decided just to open my Bible and read wherever it took me too. Which was Matthew 12 below. What a gift to have Jesus show me He likes my gifting idea & nice to know I am on time with what He wants me to share. Now I know by experience, if you will but choose to speak Love and Life for this next 7 days you will see such a change in your daily life you will want to continue on. And I am calling it as it is too: A challenge (at least sometimes) But, it is in those challenges the good seeds within us are made strong, we grow, & the end result is so worth it.
Now the rest of my post is the gift of Jesus words in which I pray you let be planted deep within your inner garden that it may manifest bearing good fruit all the days of your life. Matthew 12:33-37 ” Either make the tree good and its fruit good, or else make the tree bad and its fruit bad; for a tree is known by the fruit. How if you are evil, speak good things? For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks. A good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth good things, and an evil man out of evil treasure brings forth evil things. But, I say to you that for every idle word men may speak, they will give account of it. For by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned.”
Now having read that, I go back a few verses just as a reminder, which further speak on what happens based on what you are cultivating within. How what you are planting, speaking, and nurturing manifests in the outer garden; into your kingdom. Our kingdom shared here on Earth. Matthew 12: 25 – 28 “Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation, and every city or house divided against itself will not stand. “
These verses speak volumes and are the fertilizer that makes our gardens grow. 1st within then without. So, this Holiday season I Give these seeds of Love as a Gift to my BFF, Jesus, to You, and to Myself. 1 Corinthians 13: 3-13 “And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor , and if I deliver up my body to be burned, but have not Love, I gain nothing. 4 Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; 6 it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. 7 Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. 8 Love never ends. As for prophecies, they will pass away; as for tongues, they will cease; as for knowledge, it will pass away. 9 For we know in part and we prophesy in part, 10 but when that which is perfect comes, the partial will pass away. 11 When I was a child, I spoke like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I gave up childish ways. 12 For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I have been known fully .. (it is thru Love we learn and grow in the fullness of God and who He created us to BE…in His image)
13 So now Abide in faith, hope, and love , but the greatest of these is Love.
No matter your religious or spiritual beliefs or for that matter non belief…these Words are true. These seeds will bear the good fruit of Love. That is “if ” you will take on the challenge and begin planting & abiding in them, nurturing and cultivating them. As each day goes by you Will see new growth, a change in both the inner and the outer garden of your Kingdom. Yep, Love’s seeds work when you work ’em.
” Peace” & ” Love” to ALL.