Friday, July 24, 2009

Sounds Spiritual……………….

Have you ever heard the analogy of a tree in drought. It is told when talking about going through tough times. How the tree when it is in desparate need of water, will grow its roots down deeper to reach the water it needs. This makes the tree stronger, sturdier, more resistant when drought comes again. Then it is preached that people are like the tree. When tough times come our spiritual roots grow and this makes us stronger. This analogy alludes to the misconception that God brings us trouble to make us stronger.

I have heard this story several times in my Christian life. I asked God, "Why does this sound so right, when I know it is wrong?, Explain to me Lord, why this is incorrect." This is what He told me.

"Everything the tree needed, to grow the longer roots was already in it."

The attacks of the enemy do not teach us anything we do not already know. It is our choice to reach in and use our faith to make it through whatever is going on. That is why it is so important to fortify ourselves with the Word in the good times. So everything we will need to overcome the bad times is already in us.


Landon Parker said...

WOW! That's really good Becky. Great analogy!

Anonymous said...

Becky this is awesome. Just for me today. Thanks!!

Kelley said...

That is awesome! I really needed to hear that. It make so much sense. You have such a way of explaining things and making people feel better!