We Can’t Drink Lemonade From Crushed Eggplants
How have you noticed your behavior change because of how you chose to think about something?
Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows.
What you plant is what you harvest. You can’t plant squash and be disappointed that you didn’t get oranges. You can’t plant anger, resentment and hostility and get peace, joy and love. If you sow resentment and cynicism into your relationships, you will leave a wake behind you of broken and unpleasant people. When your heart is seething with sour acidity towards an individual, group or situation, all your relationships will be infected with poison.
He said to the Israelites, “In the future when your descendants ask their parents, ‘What do these stones mean?’ 22 tell them, ‘Israel crossed the Jordan on dry ground.’
Don’t allow your legacy to be destroyed by a hostile spirit. What we reap, we sow. Often the crop will be sown by the next generation. Do the spiritual work, forgiveness and restoration, so you can leave a legacy of blessing to your children and grandchildren.
I have a pile of rocks on my desk to remind me of all the times God delivered me from difficult and destructive situations. I also have prayer logs that remind me how God has answered my prayers, not always in the way I wanted. Sometimes he changes my situation, sometimes he changes me, and transformation is often a painful process, but always worth it when the Lord is leading.
Are some negative choices you’ve seen perpetuated in your family?
What can you do to break those cycles and bring healing?