Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Of Trees and Nails
Psalm one declares that a person who avoids evil and delights in God's law "is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither. Whatever he does prospers." Psalm 1:3
I thought about how all these different trees were like the women at the conference, everyone unique.
I asked the Lord, "Which one am I?"
He directed my attention to a white cross off in the distance.
"You mean I'm a dead piece of wood?" Rather disappointing, I thought.
In my spirit I heard, "Yes, and I'm nailed to you."
Later at the conference the speaker spoke of nails as mentioned in Ecclesiates 12:11, "The words of the wise are like goads. Their collected sayings like firmly embedded nails—given by one Shepherd."
Later at the conference, I also had an opportunity to say something. I told a stupid joke, to get a laugh. I could have shared my experience with the Lord, to give wisdom.
Words are indeed powerful. I want mine to be "like firmly embedded nails—given by one Shepherd."