Just a little Bible to set the tone
“He replied, Because you have so little faith. Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, Move from here to there, and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.” Matthew 17:20 (NIV)
Are you a Gardener?
Are gardeners the only ones that are planting seeds; and nurturing them through the process, to bloom into their intended purpose? Seeds are used to produce much of what you see and eat; like apples, oranges, tomatoes, grapes, roses, orchids and ferns; just to name a few. When you plant seeds you are expecting something great and amazing to come from something so small. Who would think that all the beauty you see when you walk through town; such as trees, bushes, plants and flowers came from something that you could literally hold in the palm of your hand?
How is your speech?
What if I told you that the words that you speak can also be seeds that are planted in someone’s mind and their heart? Would you believe me? Would it make you think twice before you allowed yourself to say something negative and life-changing to your child, spouse, parent, co-worker or even a total stranger? “Death and life are in the power of the tongue, And those who love it will eat its fruit.” Proverbs 18:21 (NKJV)
Children are like sponges they absorb everything that they see and hear and I believe that would still apply to adults; since we were once children. So if you say something awful to a child or an adult that is negative it will not only hurt them, they will carry that around in there mind on a daily basis and it can be life altering.
So ask yourself these questions to see what kind of seeds you are planting:
- Are you planting seeds of love or hate?
- Are you planting seeds of anger or compassion?
- Are you planting seeds of hope or failure?
- Are you planting seeds of deliverance or acceptance?
- Are you planting seeds of prosperity or poverty?
Your words have power! They can be an inspiration to someone or they can be life shattering; how would you choose to speak to those that you encounter now that you know the difference?