The other day during prayer I kept getting images of seeds being sown in my life. I could see some of them and I completely missed other ones. I saw myself walking around on a soil that looked very fertile but at times I was blind to the fertile soil and to the potential for a great harvest from the seeds in that great soil. I looked up the meaning of the seeds by going through some chapters in the Bible and this is what I found: “The seed falling among the thorns refers to someone who hears the Word, but the worries of this life and the deceitfulness of wealth choke the Word, making it unfruitful. But the seed falling on good soil refers to someone who hears the Word and understands it. This is the one who produces a crop, yielding a hundred, sixty or thirty times what was sown.” These verses are verses 22 and 23 in Matthew chapter 13. They nicely illustrate the vision I was given in prayer. We receive the Word of God as a seed. It gets planted in the soil of our lives. Now, we can hold on to the seed and it can grow or we can get carried away with the things of the world and lose the seed. I don’t want to keep losing the seeds of the Lord. I refuse to produce a mediocre crop just because the world is getting the best of me. Please join me in being a harvester for God. Join me in finding the seeds and watering them. It’s time we let the Word of God grow in our lives despite the words of the enemy in our minds.
I have recently watched a few videos of people planting seeds, watering them and conditioning them so they can turn into plants or fruit trees. This one guy was using the seed inside a mango husk. He said that you had to use a ripe mango otherwise the seed is not mature enough to produce a fruit plant. He took the seed, planted it in soil, watered it and put a plastic bottle over it to condition it. This made me think of the seed of the Word. We need to extract it from the husk. This process happens when we are open to hearing the Word and we prayerfully listen to it so we can extract the meaning of those precious words. Then we plant that seed of the Word by meditating on it. We let it marinate in our spirit. We plant it in the soil of faith by standing on that word and believing it. We have to condition it with faith and with daily communication with God. His Word comes alive when we interact with Him. He is the Word and He gives it meaning. That is when we find the power of the Word. We need to engage with it in our heads and in our hearts. We can’t leave the seed without water. Our interaction with it is the water. When we speak those words over our lives, we allow the seed to grow and to produce a beautiful plant of faith in our lives. Let’s be vigilant and let’s water the seeds. There are many of them and we don’t want to miss them.
In the vision I had, I definitely missed some seeds. I believe that God is always speaking and we are not always listening. I believe there are seeds that fall to the wayside and we walk over them without knowing it. I pray not to miss the seeds of God. I pray and I am learning that I have to be more active when it comes to the Word. I have to keep seeking God and leaning on Him. The world offers a lot of seeds that can be major distractions. Those seeds corrupt the good seed of the Word of God if we don’t pay attention to them. There are worries and fears that can ruin the seeds of the Word. Sometimes worries and doubt change the soil of our good intentions and the seeds of God fall on a soil that can’t produce anything. This is why we have to guard our minds and our hearts and stay focused on Jesus so that the soil within us is fertile and strong. We can have great crops in the name of Jesus. We ought to remember that God’s seeds are for our edification and they are filled with power. We need to keep in mind that watering the seeds is crucial and it shouldn’t just happen on Sundays. We should also pray over the seeds and pray for revelation and wisdom. Our fervent prayers will help us and when we keep at it, faith will yield a harvest of spiritual blessings from the Word. There are seeds of wisdom from the Lord in your life, friend. Don’t miss them. Cherish them and let them grow in the name of Jesus. May God bless you and protect you and remember that He will always love you!
Suggested reading: Psalm 85:12; Matthew 13; John 4:35-38