Shortly after I had been baptized in Jesus’ name and received the Holy Ghost in 1979, someone recommended a workbook that they thought would be helpful to me as a new convert. The name of that book is From An Acorn To An Oak. This book taught me a lot about basic Christian living and contained a quote that I have never forgotten. This is the quote.
The mighty oak tree was once a little acorn that held its’ ground.
That quote meant a lot to me as a new convert, because when I first started living for God, I was really fighting a lot of mental battles that felt overwhelming at times. It took me a while to understand that the devil was trying to infiltrate my mind with his “stinking thinking.” God was good though, and I learned that through Him and His Word, I had the power to “cast down imaginations and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God.” A short time after I read From An Acorn To An Oak, somebody ended up giving me an acorn(I think it was my mom that gave it to me.), and I decided I would keep that acorn to help me to remember to keep holding onto God.
After 25 years, I still have that acorn. It sits on my night stand as a visual reminder that I held onto God, I’m holding onto God presently, and I must continue to hold onto God. I’m thankful that when we committ ourselves to God, He will be our keeper.
2Ti 1:12 ” …..: for I know whom I have believed, and am persuaded that he is able to keep that which I have committed unto him against that day. “