Updated: Dec 1, 2021
This all started as a seed.
But not the good kind of seed, like one would assume I would talk about here.
The kind of seed that I allowed to stick and grow that cultivated an atmosphere of unforgiveness, hardness of my heart and feelings of self righteousness.
I let that seed grow. It anchored itself down in my heart and proceeded to quickly stretch it's roots into every aspect of my life; every part of who I was.
I was so focused on that rotten seed that I was missing all the blessings in my life. It had consumed me and had turned my heart the blackest black, rotten to the core.
I knew it was wrong, but I couldn't seem to get past it. I fought it for years; like a cloud hanging above me and I was always waiting for the chance to spew my ugly feelings to those would would listen.
I needed to forgive this person and move forward. So I tried and tried and always ended up back at the beginning, mad again. One particular time, when I seemed to be all fired up again for no reason at all, I simply stopped everything I was doing and asked God: "Why am I back here again? What am I doing wrong?" He gave me the most beautiful vision of my heart in soil that His hands were working in. My black, rotten heart was then taken out by the roots and in it's place God gave me the most beautiful, red and pink and glowing heart, saying "This is My Son's heart, He died so I could give it to you." God gave me the verse, Colossians 2:7 NLT "Let your roots grow down into Him, and let your lives be built on Him. Then your faith will grow strong in the truth you were taught, and you will overflow with thankfulness."
I knew that this time, with my new heart and a reliance upon God, that I could plant a new seed and forgive this person. I did one of the hardest things God has ever asked me to do: I asked for THEIR forgiveness for MY actions.
They never once have apologized to me, but I don't need them to at this point. I was obedient to what God asked of me, what He asks of all of us, and I forgave freely just as God forgives me freely every day when I sin against Him.
From that day on, I have rooted myself down in Him, His Word and have attempted to live out of the thankfulness of how God saved me from myself, once again.
Seed & Root Project is a result of being obedient to memorize scripture and root myself in the Word while needing a way for my brain to store it that I would actually be able to remember! I am a visual learner, so here we are! I get to combine my love for graphic design with scripture and encouragement for others by planting seeds of God's Word wherever I end up. Welcome, I hope you stay awhile ;)