The other morning as I sat talking with the Holy Spirit, He answered a question with a story~
"When God created us, He placed inside each of us a womb."
[Now I thought that was a ‘different’ term to use. Then I thought about a womb being a sacred place where life is begun, protected, nourished until it is born into the world ready to safely take on living in a non sheltered environment.]
"In this womb God plants a holy seed of spirit life which enfolds a desire for Himself, a deep hunger inside of us, a space, a vacuum only God can fill. Our spirit comes alive, but as we enter the 'unsheltered' world, we don't necessarily understand what this true life is, and sometimes we try to substitute other things to fill the hunger; and so as we mature, more seeds fall into the soil of the womb and begin to sprout. Growing in the world can be like the story Jesus told:
Matthew 13:24-30 (NLV)
24 Jesus told them another picture-story. He said, “The holy nation of heaven is like a man who planted good seed in his field. 25 During the night someone who hated him came and planted weed seed with the good seed in his field and went away. 26 When the good seed started to grow and give grain, weeds came up also.
27 “The servants of the man who planted the seed came and said to him, ‘Sir, did you not plant good seed in your field? Why does it have weeds also?’ 28 The man who planted the seed said, ‘Someone who hates me has done this.’ The servants asked him, ‘Should we go and pull the weeds out from among the good grain?’ 29 He said, ‘No, because if you pull out the weeds, the good grain will come up also. 30 Let them grow together until the time to gather the grain. Then I will say to the workmen, “Gather the weeds first and put them together to be burned. Then gather the good grain into my barn"
The enemy plants negative dark seeds within us, lies and deceptions about ourselves, our lives, about situations; he tries to engross our minds and hearts with worldly things, like drugs, sex, food addictions, smoking, etc. to satisfy the hunger inside. These weeds are meant for our destruction. But we have One, Jesus, who came and provided His own blood as a 'weed killer' for us. When we accept Jesus' gift, we are born anew~ the weeds of the hateful enemy are incinerated, and the womb is pure again to grow the original seed of true life into a mighty tree. The Word of God is a fertilizer feeding the spirit constantly with rich nutrients. This story of life reveals God’s heart. He loves us so much! He does all things possible to engage our hearts with His heart. Answering this call brings the richest of rewards; there is simply nothing sweeter than knowing God~ sweeter, more exciting, joyful. My friends, won’t you join me in the depths of relationship with Him?