Rebecca Jackowski

I Have Found Beauty in the Lord's Presence
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The Ground Made For Growing

  Words are the seeds of life and death to our hearts; producing either good or evil. Whether we approve or not; this is a fact. God designed it this way from the very beginning.  It was a principle established before He created the dirt of the Earth, for words held the life that created even the soil and the seed.  We are the same as the ground. We are the ground of WORDS.

   Hebrews 11:3 (KJV) Through faith, we understand that the worlds were framed by the Word of God so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear.

   The Hebrew word for earth, soil or dirt is ADAMAH.  ADAM in Hebrew means man or humankind. In Arabic, ADAM means made from earth or clay.  Adam, the first man, was created from the dirt of the earth. Humanity and the soil of the earth are eternally linked. They operate in the same way. Deposit a seed in us, and we will make it grow. A return is guaranteed with a few factors to consider.

   Genesis 2:7 (KJV) And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and man became a living soul.   

   These truths are constant.  First, the ground does everything in its power to cause the seed to grow.  Next, that seed has the life in it to reproduce another of its kind. These are fundamental laws that God set forth from the beginning of creation.  There is no altering these principles. They are undeniable; whether you accept it or not, whether the results are pleasant or not.

   Genesis 1:11-12 (KJV) And God said, Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind, whose seed is in itself, upon the earth: and it was so.  And the earth brought forth grass, and herb yielding seed after his kind, and the tree yielding fruit, whose seed was in itself, after his kind: and God saw that it was good.

   The ground will endeavor to make anything grow.  It will break down any substance to let out life, just as it does the husk of the seed.  In metal or wood, there is no life, so the result is corrosion. These items if left unprotected are then affected by rot and rust and turn to dust.

   Words will produce after their kind.  Good or evil; they will grow. Words can be inflicted, imposed, or assigned to us.  These may be like the wood and metal to soil; causing corrosion. Other word seed may be installed, placed, and settled in us.  This seed will also grow and produce either a favorable or unfavorable outcome.

   The good news is that there is a superior seed: The Word of God.  It is a living Word, given by the Holy Spirit for men to record for us.  The Word of God is invested in us by God. God’s seed is sent to establish us in His Word.   It has the power to uproot the evil that attempts to take root in us. That’s the power of God’s Word!

   2 Peter 1:20-21 (KJV) Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation. For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.

   God called forth the life held in the soil of the Earth in Genesis 1:11. Plants spouted forth with seeds to reproduce after themselves in the next verse.  Words have power, so speaking God’s Word releases supernatural power into this natural realm!

   Proverbs 18:20-21 (KJV) A man’s belly shall be satisfied with the fruit of his mouth; and with the increase of his lips shall he be filled.  Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.

   Seize your seed and sow it in the ground of your heart.  Plant God seed in your soil. Sow it in the field of those around you.  Watch God’s paradise increase. We are the ground made for growing. It’s your choice what kind of garden you grow.   

Beauty of The Lord

  I am known as a good listener. I endeavor to impart godly advice. I am, howbeit, hesitant to share my innermost feelings. This combination of attributes creates one redeeming quality for me; the need for a special relationship with my Father God. He is very personal to me; not a far-off fable. I cherish His presence, yet I sense Him with me always. He is the one I lean on when going through life’s trials. When I need answers, guidance, healing, or relief from pain; I rely on Him. 

   I am grateful for the rich heritage that a godly upbringing provided for me. The glorious truth that I was granted access to God through Christ Jesus was instilled in me from a young age.  As a result of this conviction, I acquired a desire, a deep down longing to be with God. Wherever He was, I wanted to be there. Whatever it took to touch Him, I wanted to do it. I wanted to be around church people, in church meetings, around ministers and hang out in churches. I loved conversation about God, worship music, the Word of God and the things of God. Those things were precious to me. They brought a degree of the presence of God that changed the atmosphere. God came into the place, and I knew it. I did not want to miss that experience.  

   My awareness of God accompanying me grew. The measure of His residence increased with worship, prayer, and His Word. As I devoted myself to linger in God’s presence, I understood what King David spoke about in Psalms 27. This scripture holds a special place in my heart. It expresses my adoration for Him but furthermore reminds me of the yearning of Father God to meet my every need. He wants to be my place of security from a world of hurt.

   Psalm 27:4-5 (KJV)  One thing have I desired of the Lord, that will I seek after; that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the Lord, and to enquire in his temple. For in the time of trouble he shall hide me in his pavilion: in the secret of his tabernacle shall he hide me; he shall set me up upon a rock.

   God delights in our eagerness to seek after Him. When we draw close to Him, His mercy and goodness are demonstrated to us by knowledge of His great love for us. When we encounter that love; His presence, His beauty; fear departs, forgiveness flows, and the Word of God becomes alive. This is where we find comfort and communion. The One in whom we trust reveals that He is Love.   

   My joy is that you would acknowledge Father God, seek His advice about the challenges in life and realize His great love for you through the sacrifice of His only Son Jesus. Embrace the opportunity to gaze into the beauty of the Lord and be consumed by His presence.