This is Lala. i got her last christmas as a gift. i was told that i can only water her once a week and i did just that.
For the past few weeks, i have been reading the Book of Ezekiel and i have been learning more about the character of God and His great love for Israel. I have been learning about Ezekiel’s heart and His obedience to Jehovah God.
One morning, it was my schedule to water Lala. Lala dried up and withered. I was so sad to see her die. I was not prepared to lose her. I thought she was alright. i thought she was healthy! i took care of her! Looking at Lala, i realized that the soil had molds and Lala was hallow. Lala was already rotten on the inside — i just did not notice because she looked alive.
After days of reading the prophecies and the representations that God gave Ezekiel, i got a little paranoid and occurred to me that what happened to Lala is God’s message to me.
“I know your deeds; you have a reputation of being alive, but you are dead.” -Revelation 3:1
I asked myself, am i like Lala? Do i look like i am alive on the outside but really rotten on the inside? I knew that it was time for a heart check. I am convicted that serving others and serving the church consistently do not mean that my heart is in the right place. i may have allowed ministry to get in the way with my relationship with my Father God.
A week after Lala died, i discovered that the water bottle i have been using to water Lala had molds inside. I think that the dirty water she was drinking killed her. The Series that the Singles’ Ministry had the past few weeks had been about Convictions. and i was moved by the Message on Convictions on Entertainment.
“And now, dear brothers and sisters, one final thing. Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise.” – Philippians 4:8
The reason Lala died was because she was poisoned by the impure water from the dirty water bottle. I should learn from Lala. I need to guard my heart and my mind. I like watching movies and TV Series so i need to be careful with my choice of entertainment. Whatever i feed my mind and heart will bear fruit in my life. This verse reminds me of what i should be feeding my heart and mind.
Lala died but this has awakened my soul. Thank you Lord for speaking to my heart. Forgive me for all the times i have broken your heart to run after what i think is good. Thank you for always loving me. Please give me the grace that i need everyday to pursue You with all that i am. Teach me to love You.