🌱Day 20 of 21🌱
Sprout from your Stump.
As the 21 days of fasting and prayer is coming to an end. I want to encourage you all for being faithful, even when some were not or some didn’t even try. The Lord has seen your pursuit.
On day one, the Holy Spirit spoke to me deeply about my Grandmother. She and I had the most real talk we have ever had surrounding our separation when we moved to NY in the 80’s. For the past 3 weeks I have been making peace with God and his plan for our lives. For a long time I asked the Lord to heal me and bring me peace surrounding my life and for me that meant holding on to Hope of being reunited. I have had to release it to God once and for all. I am learning to champion my Grandmothers own calling & ministry. It has not been an easy start in 2019 for me, but I believe in God’s promise and I know because of Him it will be a victorious year. This part of my life is my tree stump.
One of the most painful and happiest things the Lord has given us is family. Family is close and causes the most pain, the best triumphs, highest of highs and lowest of lows. What I have also realized is that God has given us family to exercise his redemptive power, reconciliation and grace here on earth. Unknowingly we are greatly and deeply affected by our family history. Whether it be monetary inheritance, divorce, quirks, genes or even conditions passed on through DNA we cannot shake our family history. There has been disappointments and pain caused by family in our lives. I declare in 2019 that we will cut off the disappointment, shame, guilt and pain and become a tree stump so we can re sprout again.
Job Chapter 14:7
“At least there is hope for a tree: If it is cut down, it will sprout again, and its new shoots will not fail.”
The Lords living water is ready to quench your new growth, the Holy Spirit is waiting to nurture your fertile ground, and the Lord of Light is ready to shine on you to make you grow.
Start again. Re sprout. Our roots are diverse and complicated, but we can start a new tree. Our new trees can have better perspective, aligned priorities, new joy, new love, new expectations and deeper intimacy with Jesus, our Lord and Savior & King of the World!
Production Team Leader
New Life Bronx
on Friday, January 25 at 8:00AM