The lesson this week was simple and practical, and I was able to share it first with a client yesterday, then today in class.
Each of us start out as simple seeds. When you add the oil and the heat of Holy Ghost conviction, you either burst out of your hard shell into new life, or you harden your hearts and refuse new life. Un popped kernels are a waste and end up burned and discarded (people who harden their hearts and refuse to be saved will be discarded into a burning hell...what a waste!) Matthew 13:18-23
As we allow God to use the oil and heat of trials and testing, we can burst into a full piece beautiful and enjoyable. (Romans 5:4-5)
Some people do not respond well to trials and testing and will not grow into their full potential. Others let trials burn them, and leave them unpalatable and they waste away.
Now popcorn is good, but tastes even better when you add butter and salt. Christianity is meant to be enjoyed and to give joy. No one enjoys stale popcorn either. Keep your relationship fresh, alive, and full of the Holy Ghost every day! (Psalm 45:7, Ezekiel 16:19,and Luke 14:34)
Lastly, popcorn is meant to be shared....are you sharing the good news of Christ's love?
Which piece of popcorn are you?