Prickly

cactus

A cactus is a plant that has a natural way of defending itself, sharp spines.  These spines are used to ward of those that would try to take advantage of it.  On the outside a cactus may not look very special but in a desert what once was nothing becomes very valuable.  Why??? Well, the cactus holds within it a special gift from God, an often times life saving gift, a valuable resource, WATER!!!  The cactus holds water and it naturally protects this water because those that would consume it do so to the determent of the cactus.

I don’t know who this is for… God has shown me that many people are living life like the cactus becuase they have been abused, mistreated or even taken advantage of and as a result you are living a guarded, protected life, hurting those that would get close or just protecting yourself from getting hurt again.  Many times you do the hurting first so you cannot be cut (hurt).  I am here to tell you what you have inside is extremely valuable, you have worth, you are needed, you are priceless.  Stop letting those that do not know how to cultivate you cut off only what benefits them.  Your gift is a life saving jewel, priceless.  Let Jesus cultivate you, let Him show you how beautiful you are. Revelation 3:20 says “Behold I stand at the door and knock: if anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and will dine with him and he with Me.”  Jesus is the one that can take your precious, your water, your valuable resource and extract it in a way that it gives life and nourishment without hurting you .  Don’t look to others for your worth.  Jesus is asking you to trust Him so He can show you how beautiful you are.  Will you let your guard down and let Jesus use you in ways you could only Dream of?

God bless,

Marcus

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