Thursday, April 30, 2009

A great truth for the day.

TODAY'S SCRIPTURE

"Most assuredly, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the ground and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it produces much grain"
(John 12:24, NKJ)


TODAY'S WORD from Joel and Victoria

We all face difficulties and challenges in life. But you have to remember, as a believer in Jesus, you have the life-giving seed of Almighty God on the inside of you. When you go through disappointments or tough times, you may feel like you’ve been buried. You may feel like you’re in a dark, lonely place. You may feel like it’s the end, but in reality, it’s only the beginning. The fact is, you haven’t been buried; you have been planted. That means you’re coming back. And not only are you coming back, but you’re coming back in increase, better and stronger than before.

In those tough times, you’ve got to draw the line in the sand. Make a declaration, “This difficulty is not going to bury me. This loss, this disappointment, this injustice is not going to cause me to give up on my dreams. I refuse to live in self-pity. I know I am a seed. That means I cannot be buried. I can only be planted. I may be down, but it’s only temporary. I know I’m not only coming back, I’m coming back even better than I was before!”


A PRAYER FOR TODAY

Father in heaven, thank You for filling me with Your life-giving seed. I choose today to focus on the potential for my future. I know that I will overcome every obstacle by Your power that is at work in me. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.

9 comments:

Mel said...

Oh I love this I am a seed I can only be planted, excellent!!

He And Me + 3 said...

very cool.

Alicia said...

Thank you for sharing that, Lisa!

Regardless of our situation, God can turn it around, and in the end, He will be glorified!!

HUGS!

Denise said...

Amen my dear friend.

Debbie said...

Although I don't particularly like the difficulties, I know I will get through. And in the midst of challenges, I learn so much. We will not be overcome since we can rely on the Lord's strength to get us through.

Beth in NC said...

Interesting that he used the analogy of a seed being planted because plants flourish in the rich soil of a VALLEY. Right? We don't like going through the valley ... but we must walk through it to reach the mountain.

Eyeglasses & Endzones said...

Great Post! Very nice scripture reminder!

momstheword said...

I love this. I can't be buried I can only be planted. Love it!

Looking forward to the cat coming out of the bag, lol!

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