Patience in Sowing

 

I was outside, once again, planting seeds.

You see, this year I have felt led of the Lord to again plant a garden, not from plants that have already been started, but from seed.

I have planted several things from seed.  Some are doing quite well.  A few didn’t make it past seed form.  As I was planting the seed today, I began to have a conversation with the Lord.  It went like this.

“Lord, I don’t understand.  I have had gardens in the past.  I planted things that were already started and growing.  I don’t understand why I need to plant everything from seed.  It takes so much longer this way.”

Within my spirit, I got my answer.  The Lord spoke to my heart and said, “I am teaching you patience in sowing seed.”

I began to reflect on this truth.  Patience in sowing seed.

It is so much simpler to go to your local Lowe’s and grab some cucumbers, squash, watermelon, and beans that someone else has already started.  You can look at it and choose which plant looks best.  Which one seems to be growing correctly.  You can see what you are going to have in your garden.  Not so with seeds.

I plant my seeds and wait.  And wait.  And wait.  Eventually, most of them come up to the point I can plant them in my garden.  However, they don’t all always come up to that point.  Therefore, I know what will grow and keep growing and what to sow again.

Planting from seed form takes great patience and much care.  When the seeds are first sown, I must make sure they have plenty of water.  I must make sure they have all the correct nutrients.  I must make sure they are viable.  So, I wait, and I watch.

It’s much like this as we sow or plant the word of God into our heart.  It is often easier to hear a message from someone else.  It is much easier to take what they have learned and apply it to our lives.  It is much more difficult to plant our own seeds into our life and wait for them to grow.  This takes time, study, and digging into the word for ourselves.  It also takes patience.

I love hearing revelation from anointed men and women of God.  I believe that is vital in our spiritual lives.

However, there is nothing I love more than when I begin to sow a certain seed of the word of God into my own heart and watch it grow.  I love when the day comes that I see the fruit of that seed come forth in my own life.

It’s much the same in the spiritual realm as it is in the natural.  We must plant the seed.  We must water it daily with the word of God.  We must make sure to keep all weeds away from our precious seed.  Those weeds may be doubt, unbelief, fear or even unforgiveness.  Keep all weeds out!  Then watch your seed grow.

Once it begins to grow it will produce a perpetual harvest in your life.  I think that is awesome, don’t you!

But growing from seed, takes patience.

Sowing financial seeds takes patience as well.  We sow our seed.  Then we must water it daily with the word of God.  We hold that seed up before the Lord and declare, “God I have sown my seed in faith, I thank You that it is producing a great harvest.  I thank You that Your word is truth – whatsoever I sow, that shall I reap.  I thank You that you multiply the seed I have sown and cause Your angels to bring in my harvest now in Jesus name.  You are the Lord of my harvest; I thank You that You are watching over Your word to perform it today and causing all my harvest to come in now.  I believe I receive my harvest and I thank You for it now.”

You see, I have sown seeds this year of melons, cucumbers, beans, potatoes, squash and much more…and I am watching it grow.

I have also sown seeds of money in several different areas.  I am watching it grow also.  I know God is faithful and my seed…all my seed…will produce a harvest as I learn patience in the seed.

I have a promise.

Zechariah 8:12 says; For the seed shall be prosperous, the vine shall give its fruit, the ground shall give her increase and the heavens shall give their dew – I will cause the remnant of this people to possess all these.

Therefore, I let patience have its perfect work in me so that in the end, I will lack nothing. (James 1:4)

Friends, I don’t know what seed you have sown.  This I do know.  God made you a promise.  Your seed will be prosperous.  Do not grow weary in well doing – allow patience to do its perfect work in your seed.  In the end, you will lack absolutely nothing.

 

Meditate on this:

And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up.  Galatians 6:9

 

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