Images above, left to right: Rosehips thorn bush; Virginia creeper vine; King Bolete wild mushroom.
Heavenly Father, thank you for our many blessings. Thank you for the Power in Your Word, and in the blood sacrifice of your only begotten son, Jesus Christ. Thank you that this Power is for us, Your Children. Let Your Words and Your Will always be ours, and let Your children see and hear. In Jesus' Mighty Name. Amen.
Sometimes it can take a minute or two, or year or two, to understand what God is telling us, or me, because as is often the case, I started writing this on August 4, 2022. Just today, I realized what God has been trying to tell me. Actually, He began showing me this through scripture and other videos about physics, which I first posted about a couple of years ago here at "God and Physics." So, I am a really slow learner. Forgive me, Lord.
Many times I have written that God's Word is alive and powerful, but what about our own words? Just this morning, I began to realize what God has been showing or trying to show me, that our words are alive as well.
Because God will never forsake us, and He promises to show us great and mighty things, He gave my husband and me examples this year of how our words create. I mean, I am sure there are many examples in our lives everyday, but these four were undeniable.
Bear with me, because this may sound a little crazy, but our God is a supernatural God, right? So, supernatural can seem a little crazy if we do not have faith in God and His Word.
Also, I do not believe in coincidences as much as I did before God was in my life. I saw a meme last year that said something like, Coincidences are God-inspired opportunities. Amen.
So, the first three examples of our words creating that happened in our lives this year were concerning our yard, the front yard, a big ugly hill in the front of our house to be more precise. This hill could be called a proverbial thorn in our sides, which will seem funny in a moment. It is covered in useless vines that don't even flower; they just cover everything; and there is other equally useless stuff growing on the hill as well.
Last year, I was thinking a lot about the hill; thinking about, and researching, what we could plant on it that may overtake and coverup the vines. Last year, I also became interested in medicinal and edible wild plants and weeds. I commented to my husband, Maybe we should put an edible bush with thorns; that seemed appropriate on a hill.
One of the other things I talked about was a Clematis vine, or Virginia creeper, a ground cover vine, and especially the Virginia creeper, which turns red in the fall and the birds love the berries. I thought maybe it would cover the other vine, and the red on the hill would be pretty in the fall.
Finally, I thought about and talked a lot about the Forsythia plant, which is the pretty, bright yellow bush we see everywhere in the spring/summer.
All of that was in 2021, and in 2022, this spring, you can't even make this stuff up, the following three things started growing on the hill. Completely self-started. God-started! We did not plant anything on the hill, ever:
We have lived in this house for almost six years, and have never seen any of those growing on the hill!
Rose hip berries are nutritious, medicinal, edible berries, which are concocted into syrups and used to make teas.
As I was writing this, I researched again whether Virginia Creeper vine is edible or medicinal. It does have some uses in those areas, although only in extreme circumstances in my opinion, because it is known to be toxic to humans in some instances.
The Virginia creeper vine, however, does attract a variety of birds, depending on your zone:
We have been feeding the birds for some time, and have talked frequently about what we could plant around the yard to attract more birds and bees.
Our words are alive! Jesus says, By our words we shall be justified, and by our words we shall be condemned. Matthew 12:37
It only makes sense that this means now, in our lives on earth, we justify or condemn ourselves and our lives by our words: In other words, by our words, we create good things around us, love, peace, joy, abundance, et cetera, or we create bad things, strife, poverty, lack, unbelief, et cetera; we create all of these things in our lives with our words.
And, in the end, when every knee will bow to Jesus, and every tongue confess to God, we will be justified and condemned by God, by our words as well. Romans 14:11
Especially since the LORD God tells us in Deuteronomy 30:19: "I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live:"
Life and death. Blessing and cursing. Only two choices: Choose God or choose Satan.
This is why God's Word tells us repeatedly to meditate on His Word, get it down inside of us, "Store it in our hearts so we do not sin against Him." Bring into captivity even our very thoughts to the obedience of Christ. So that our first choice is always God's Will, and Jesus Christ, the way, the truth and the life. So that we create blessings, not curses, around us now in this life, and in life everlasting. Amen.
There are many times that I have said to my husband, Hey, I just said this yesterday, or recently, and look, here it is in the garden, or on television, or a video, or Pastor David talks about it in church that morning, right after I said it. I am sure if you think about it, you will realize the same in your life, or maybe you already have. Hallelujah! Praise God. Amen. If not, then refer to the previous paragraph: Bring into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ.
The last thing I want to write about today are wild mushrooms.
Last year, I became somewhat interested in wild mushrooms, watched a couple of videos about picking wild mushrooms, and then found some mushrooms in our yard, on a rotted tree. Subsequently, after researching them online, I determined that they were poisonous. And I commented out loud that it would be nice if they were not poisonous, and we talked about and researched how to grow mushrooms. I even bought a book on how to identify edible and poisonous wild mushrooms.
Again, that was last year. This year, this fall, we had a whole patch of King Bolete wild mushrooms, which are apparently highly desired and sought after by wild mushroom connoisseurs.
Now, that is four examples of our words creating in our life, which just came to me this morning. Do you see things like this in your life and know it is God, or do you just look at them as coincidences?
Give all glory, praise, honor and thanksgiving to God, the Father, always.
If we start having faith in God, the faith that can move mountains, then we will move mountains!
The Impossible Rice Experiment
Our words are alive!
The time is at hand. Choose God.
Praise God. Thank you, Jesus. Amen.
Born again and redeemed by the blood sacrifice of Jesus Christ.
“But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot:”
1 Peter 1:19