“Jack the Giant Slayer,” was one of those movies my husband couldn’t wait to go see! As usual, he convinced me that we had to see it over the weekend and I was enjoyably surprised at how much I loved it! The storyline was taken from “Jack and The Bean Stalk,” the age-old fairy tale of the magical beans that grow a bean stalk to the heavens. In the movie, the beans are buried with an Ancient King, King Erik for safe keeping to prevent them from ever being planted again. If the beans touched water they sprouted a gigantic stalk to the heavens which opened to the world of deadly giants that wanted to kill mankind. I won’t go into the whole movie, but it got me thinking about seeds, our thoughts, and giants in the spiritual realm. So, here goes… every thought we think is literally a seed. It can either sprout and grow into a good thing in our life that produces good fruit, or like in the movie, “Jack the Giant Slayer,” the seed can sprout and grow into a bad seed, opening our world up to dangerous giants that can kill, steal and destroy us… sounds like the devil to me. Take a look at what the Bible says …
“The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy.” John 10:10
So, if every thought is like a seed that sprouts and grows we need to be sure that our thoughts are good & pure. What have you been thinking lately? If your thoughts were a movie for everyone to see would you be embarrassed at what played on the screen? Would people see negative, angry, or bitter thoughts on the screen of your mind, or thoughts of hope, encouragement and peace? Our thoughts are powerful, powerful enough the shape our lives. Thoughts give birth to words, and our words shape our future!
“Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.” Phil. 4:8
It’s crazy to think that one thought can cause so much trouble in your life, one bad seed can get planted in your heart and cause roots of bitterness, resentment and un-forgiveness to grow. You have to recognize the strategy of the devil to get you off track and take every thought captive that does not line up with God’s Word.
Let me end on this thought: Your thoughts are seeds. Let them be seeds that sprout and grow into a beautiful life, abundant in God’s favor, hope and blessing. Don’t let the negative seeds of hurtful, resentful, and depressing thoughts open up your life to dangerous giants, giants that want to kill, steal and destroy everything that God has blessed you with! Remember, your thoughts have the power to shape your future! Watch what you plant in the soil of your heart!
“…But we have the mind of Christ.” 1 Corinthians 2:16
Oh, and I highly recommend “Jack the Giant Slayer,” if you are looking for a good movie to see! 🙂