Fertilizer Not Crap!
"As for you, you meant evil against me, but God meant it for good in order to bring about this present result, to preserve many people alive."
Genesis 50:20 NASB
I woke thinking of my prayers yesterday morning. I wondered how is it I'm being used by God let alone even being considered for use by Him? I've made poor decisions in my life that lead to regrettable actions against my deeply held conviction of faith in God, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. I've had a brief separation from Him in the past. Painful!
Bear with me. The thought of crap came to mind. How can my crap, wasted actions, thoughts, etc be used as scripture suggests in Genesis 50?
Animal waste, even human waste has a useful purpose. It can be used as fuel to cook with:
1) "You shall eat it as a barley cake, having baked it in their sight over human dung."
” Then He said to me, “See, I will give you cow’s dung in place of human dung over which you will prepare your bread.”
Ezekiel 4:12, 15 NASB
2) It is used as fertilizer for gardens.
God can use our "crap", waste, as good to plant seeds that will one day reap a harvest. How? When we receive His forgiveness and repent we are forgiven. Those things are cast as far as the east is from the west:
For as high as the heavens are above the earth, So great is His lovingkindness toward those who fear Him. As far as the east is from the west, So far has He removed our transgressions from us.
Psalms 103:11-12 NASB
Just a thought?
May Father's grace be bountiful upon you and me. His loving mercy is the light that leads to forgiveness, the exit of the darkness of guilt and shame.
Possibly Jesus isn't interested as much in answering our "why's?". He is interested in answering our "how's?"
In Him, for Him, through Him,