A PEARL FORMING
Out of Egypt you have followed
You started well, like me the idols, many swallowed
The continual turning back
As if Egypt wasn’t really that bad
I see the brokenness, some I have caused
A mirror of family demons passed down
Yet there are angels now and again
Finding their way in
There are many empty clams in the ocean
Yet we have one living among us holding a pearl
She has seen the sand and the damage it causes
Yet found a way to use it to produce greatness in her
Choices against generational failure
The sand continually doing it’s work in her
Yet some of us only know the one current
The current of the empty clam
Together we must fight the current
Using the sand to form our hearts
Leading us in a new direction
Forming a pearl of our own
To the pearl-less
Allow Him to write on the sand of your heart
A pearl forming
Deuteronomy Chapter 30
The scattered Israelites will be gathered from all nations when they remember the covenant—Moses places life or death, blessing or cursing, before the people. 1 And it shall come to pass, when all these things are come upon thee, the blessing and the curse, which I have set before thee, and thou shalt call them to mind among all the nations, whither the Lord thy God hath driven thee,
With generational curses and blessings, There are people truly struggling in their lives. Depending where you are in the generational family drama, brokenness and sin, It can bring you to identify with some of the deep rooted issues you might face. Trust me every family has problems even if your family has walked with Christ for years. If you are a first, second or third generational Christian it may prove why your struggles are at a greater degree then most! Walking out of Egypt is no easy task. It seems to me even God seemed more frustrated with them because of their indecisiveness and continual turning back to old habits and ways of thinking.
To be a first generational Christian some one had to do something! That someone was God moving in one of your family members to lead the family out of Egypt. The first of the empty clams began forming a pearl.
Exodus 14 New International Version (NIV)
10 As Pharaoh approached, the Israelites looked up, and there were the Egyptians, marching after them. They were terrified and cried out to the Lord. 11 They said to Moses, “Was it because there were no graves in Egypt that you brought us to the desert to die? What have you done to us by bringing us out of Egypt? 12 Didn’t we say to you in Egypt, ‘Leave us alone; let us serve the Egyptians’? It would have been better for us to serve the Egyptians than to die in the desert!”
With the Egyptians it was Mosses. Mosses never had an encounter with God before the burning bush, He was a first generation in the since the only family He knew was that of pharaohs house. yet he was chosen to lead the Israelite’s families out of Egypt. At the same time Mosses was learning to walk out of some prisons of His own!
Deuteronomy 7 New International Version (NIV)
7 The Lord did not set his affection on you and choose you because you were more numerous than other peoples, for you were the fewest of all peoples. 8 But it was because the Lord loved you and kept the oath he swore to your ancestors that he brought you out with a mighty hand and redeemed you from the land of slavery, from the power of Pharaoh king of Egypt. 9 Know therefore that the Lord your God is God; he is the faithful God, keeping his covenant of love to a thousand generations of those who love him and keep his commandments. 10 But those who hate him he will repay to their face by destruction;he will not be slow to repay to their face those who hate him.
God does not choose us because we are better than anyone else, He chooses us because we are the least of everyone else.
So to sum up my point, no matter how broken you are or your family, no matter what your Egypt is like, you can choose a different direction. You will see the difference it will make in your families future. It is a process and there will be those who are still working through the brokenness and there will be those who see the brokenness and choose right simply because they now can see more than anyone, the damage they come from.
I have come a long way as a first generational Christian, but from the outside if someone has walked many years with Christ they could see how much growth is still needed. When I look at those who are following, coming after me, I can still see some of the damage from Egypt, but I also see strength and favor where there was none. I can see pearls forming, and I can also see the sand at work. God is faithful to complete His good work in us! Press on!