who has just recently learned to curse
It's shocking, I know
as I can hardly believe it myself
How did I get here?
Why did it take so long?
I, like so many others
who were introduced to Christ as a child
read His Word
tell others about
and live a life dedicated to His service
But my 23 years...
(on this side of the cross)
have also taught me
that this Christian walk
involves a fight!
we have to fight on every side
because we're fighting the good fight of faith
And so as I recently
this passage of Scripture...
12 And on the morrow, when they were come from Bethany, he was hungry:
13 And seeing a fig tree afar off having leaves, he came, if haply he might find any thing thereon: and when he came to it, he found nothing but leaves; for the time of figs was not yet.
14 And Jesus answered and said unto it, No man eat fruit of thee hereafter for ever. And his disciples heard it.
20 And in the morning, as they passed by, they saw the fig tree dried up from the roots.
21 And Peter calling to remembrance said unto him, Master, behold, the fig tree which thou cursed is withered away.
22 And Jesus answering said unto them, Have faith in God.
23 For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he said shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he said.
24 Therefore I say unto you, What things so ever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.
and as I really thought about...
and really thought about Christ...
and about how everything that He did
was for us
the words of Jesus penetrated my heart
and I realized that I was living far too passively
that not only
did I need to learn to confront that which is
in my life
I needed to be teaching my children to do so as well!
(because after all, the best way to learn to curse is from your mother, right?)
And so without apology
and everything else
that tries to exalt itself above God
laziness, ineffectiveness, bitterness
confusion attempting to manifest
in my life
in my mind
I curse all...
that do not align with the Sovereign Will of God
because at the end of days His Will is the only thing that will stand
This Christian girl has finally learned to curse because
He was buried
and when He rose again with all power
it reversed the curse
allowing for complete
so that now
Mark 11:12-14; 20-24
sharing this lesson today...