New Amsterdam, the final episode of the first season. Where dr. Frome talks to the PTSD patient and explains what his brain did in his moment of trauma. And that in the world, there is light. There is always light, even though there is also darkness. He explains that surrounded by darkness, you can always find the light. You just have to open your eyes and look. The scene ends, dr. Frome’s voice stops and the credits start. I turn my head leaning on the headboard of my bed and look outside through the window. And in the pitch black darkness of the sky outside, I see the big water tower.. lit. Just like it’s a light tower. But it’s not, it’s water. And it’s lit. It shines. Bright. And beautiful. And it makes me smile, for it is the perfect example. And the best reminder of God always coming through for me. God, the Light and the Living Water. Always being there, always being the light in the darkness. Not small, but big and clear and bright and centered and present. It’s beautiful and I am seen.
“When seeds are planted, they first grow roots. Once these roots take hold, a small plant will begin to emerge and eventually break through the soil. When this happens, we say that the seed has sprouted. The scientific name for this process is germination.”
Just because it’s dark, doesn’t mean that you are not growing. Just because you don’t see the light, does it mean that there is no end at that tunnel. It doesn’t mean that the light is not there. The soil is maybe pressing on you and it’s making you uncomfortable. To me it made me feel rushed, as if things are happening too fast and I can’t wrap my brain around what is actually happening. Life moves fast. We are already halfway of the last month of the year. Crazy. The soil keeps pressing, but not just for fun. It is pressing something out of you.
It’s your own birth. Your own growth. You’re germinated. But remember, before the germination, first came the roots. You grew roots and these took hold. Take hold of the word of God. Be rooted in Christ and stand on God’s word. Meditate on it, study it and know it by heart. Then you begin to emerge and eventually break through the soil.. meeting the light. Things are clear now. The darkness is gone and you know what to do, what you need and how to continue.
Colossians 2:6-7 [HCSB] — Therefore, as you have received Christ Jesus the Lord, walk in Him, rooted and built up in Him and established in the faith, just as you were taught, overflowing with gratitude.
2 Timothy 3:16-17 [HCSB] — All Scripture is inspired by God and is profitable for teaching, for rebuking, for correcting, for training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work.
This 3-month Fasting & Prayer has been my germination. Rooted in Christ, Eyes on the Light and Well-Equipped Chasing Purpose.