“The theif cometh not, but for to steal, kill and destroy; I came that they might have life, and may have it abundantly”
When you look at the anatomy of an egg it has 8 layers. The outer layer which is it’s shell protects you from getting to the inside of it. In order to get to the inside you would have to literally break it open. Though it’s outer shell can become cracked it can still stay in tack due to the layers that is underneath it’s shell. Even if the egg becomes broken it can still be used. When an egg is boiled it increases the strength in the layers of the egg and makes it even harder for you to get into. Even if you crack the egg you still have to peel back it’s shell and break into it’s other layers before you could ever get to the center of the egg. The enemies job is to keep what’s on the inside of you from growing and being produced. In order for him to even destroy what’s on the inside of you he would have to breakthrough the many layers of you which is your mind, your heart and break your spirit. He knows if you ever produce what is on the inside of you his kingdom would be destroyed. The more that you strengthen your inner man it becomes harder for him to break through in your life. A long this journey you may become cracked, but it is from the cracks in life that we draw strength and builds up our resistance. In time all wounds heal. Though they may leave a scar it is an outward testimony that you survived and have overcome a fall. The thing about the fall is that you may have become cracked, but your not easily broken.
One of the things that I hate the most while “In the Garden” are the weeds. There are so many of them and they are so hard to get rid of. I could have just taken some out and no sooner then I turn around there would be more. If you aren’t careful weeds can kill what you are trying to produce and creep up on you out of no where. Some weeds can appear to be a comaflouge as they can produce some beautiful flowers, but the nature of them is to destroy and take over whatever it comes in contact with. Weeds are any undesireable or trouble some plant, especially one that grows profusely where it is not wanted. It can almost be a daily process when trying to get rid of the weeds. There are some weeds that I have taken up that I couldn’t believe how long and thick the roots were. Some I ended up breaking because the roots were so deep that I couldn’t get to it all or I had to dig deep. That meant that they had to have been growing underneath the ground for some time before it was produced on the surface. The manifestation that you see in people’s lives has a lot to do with the things that were never taken care of before they set root and are now coming to the surface. A lot of things happen or stem from our childhood. Things that should have been dealt with or given to us then and the lack there of resulted into us looking into and picking up unhealthy things. Roots once set are hard to get rid of because roots run deep, but they aren’t impossible. If you don’t destroy it from it’s root and get it at it’s early stages it will come up again and it will only increase in size. Though the process can be long and painful it is necessary in order for you to grow healthy and remain free. It’s not so much what you can see, but the thing’s which are not. If there are something’s in your life that you don’t like it’s root is underneath the surface. Get to the root and kill it.
A Heart That Forgives by Kevin Levar
At the end of my marriage as it started to spiral down hill I began to really seek the Lord with how we got here. The questions I asked him was 1. Where did we go wrong? 2. Where did I go wrong? His response to the 2nd question was that not only did you have unforgiveness against your husband but you had unforgiveness against your father which went all the way back to your childhood. Over a period of time because I never dealt with it when other things happened in my life and I didn’t know how to properly deal with them it only supressed them and began to poison me on the inside. My anger turned into resentment, into bitterness, into unforgiveness which began to manifest on the outside. I didn’t even like myself at times, but I didn’t know how to fix it, how do I fix me. Saved, sanctified, sho nuff filled with the Holy Ghost, but I was a mess hiding behind the masks that I had picked up over the years. We mirror what we see, not knowing it is killing us. So because of the unresolved issues with my dad I saw my husband as my daddy in some areas and I treated him how I treated my daddy added on top of things we were already dealing with. When God revealed to me of my unforgiveness it was like a light bulb went off in my head. Why didn’t I think of this before now. Though it wasn’t enough to save my marriage it was enough to save me. So I started working on getting myself together and getting healed. I repented and forgave of all. There was such a feeling of freedom and peace that came over me that I had never felt before. When I forgave my daddy not only did it began to heal our relationship, but the relationship of our family and me. It was like a trickle down effect. That unforgiveness held up a lot of areas in my life. Now I do whatever it takes to maintain it. It takes more energy to hold onto negativity than to just let it go. The reward in doing so is life changing. Sometimes it’s not the things that happen to us in life or the people in it that will kill us, but the things that we inhale, digest and allow to sit in our system. If we don’t continually clean out our system over a period of time it will become as a poison that will slowly work its way through our body system. Heaven forbid if it gets in our blood stream that will eventually break down the body system. You can go for years without any symptoms at all until what’s in you begans to manifest on the outside. Be careful of the silent killers: unforgiveness, resentment, bitterness, depression, anger, etc. Kill IT before IT kills you.