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Underneath The Layers

3 John 1:2

“Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth”

Today’s Word


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The other day I was working in my garden, wondering where I was going to plant some flowers. When I first moved into my home almost 6 years ago my sister Danielle had bought me some flowers and bulbs. Every year the bulbs had come back accept for last year. Not thinking anything about it, I decided to plant the flowers in their place. As I started tilling the ground I saw what looked like baby bulbs that had new roots. Well look at that, it was.

When I got through pulling them out, I counted them and there were 13. They had dirt and layers of dead skin on them. So I thought that I would take them in the house, wash them off, put them in water to allow the roots to grow some more, so that I could replant or water culture them.

After 2 days I decided to take them out to see if there was any progression. In the 1st picture you can see how muddy and dark the water was. You could barely see the bulbs and in the 2nd picture is how the bulbs actually looked.

As I was taking the bulbs out, I could smell the decay and the rot. I ran cold water over them so that I could start taking off the access layers in the places that had began to decay and rot. As I was taking the layers off I could smell the rot and in certain places I could see the decay. Some bulbs had multiple layers and some did not. I had to be very careful in taken off the layers so that I wouldn’t destroy or damage them in the process. I noticed at the bottom there was a darkness and a hardness, almost like a blockage to keep the roots from growing.

Once I had taken as much as I could off , you could see the difference in the 3rd and 4th picture. I ended up with more than I started with, 18 to be exact. Though some of the rotteness was still visible the bulbs still has potential to grow. Look how clear the water is now.

Psalm 147:3

“He healeth the broken in heat, and bindeth up all their wounds”

In life, if we do not continually shed the unnecessary layers such as pain, rejection, unforgiveness, bitterness, anger, jealousy, bitterness, resentment, pride, fear, doubt, etc. it will start to eat at us and cause us to become sick and will began to rote.

Our inner turmoil or peace will always reveal itself within our lives.

The great thing about the love of God is that he want throw you away just because of what you look like or what you have done. Even underneath the layers you still have value and worth. If he has to reach way down to get you, he will. He is a healer, a deliver and a restorer, but we have to allow him to complete the work.

Trust me, with both my hands up, I know how hard it is at times. The process is long and it is hard, but when you get to the other side of through you will be able to grow, blossom, bloom and produce more than when you started.

Song List

Worth It by Lecrae