Seed. Time. Harvest. Seed…Time….and then…Harvest.
This week Breanne and I were talking about vehicles. I shared with her how a Jeep was my favorite vehicle. It’s not what I am driving now, but it is my favorite vehicle and I shared with her how I would have another one day.
As we talked, she began to talk about a Jeep I once had, several years ago. In our conversation I was reminded that I had given that vehicle away. I had seed in the ground! Not just any kind of seed – JEEP SEED! That excited me.
That seed was sown many years ago – but it is still seed in the ground. As I was thinking about this today, God reminded me of a story I once heard.
The story was about a missionary who was being flown over Africa on his way to a mission trip. In the area he was flying through there were miles and miles of sand and barren land as far as the eye could see.
He and the pilot were talking about how sandy and barren it was, when suddenly he saw an area that was very small and perfectly square. This area was different from the rest of the land, it was overflowing with a lush and wonderful garden.
The missionary exclaimed, “What is this area!?”
The pilot explained that it was an area where the locals had attempted to drill down looking for water. They had indeed found a hidden river far beneath the sand. The area in which they dug was left open and exposed, just to see what would happen.
Much to their surprise things began to grow and grow, until that space was a lush garden.
The missionary questioned the pilot saying, “How did that happen? Did they plant seeds once they discovered the hidden river?”
The pilot responded that they had not planted seeds. He explained that the growth came from seeds planted years ago. They simply came up once they were watered.
It reminded me of the day that God told me He never forgets a seed.
Once a seed is sown, it has a marvelous capability (within itself) to produce a harvest. It only needs the correct conditions, ones that are conducive to growth. In this area of Africa, the only thing lacking was someone taking the time to dig down deep and find water.
Recently a friend was sharing a teaching with me when he made a statement.
“Every seed DEMANDS a harvest.”
Those are powerful words that I have not been able to forget – every seed demands a harvest.
The Bible says that whatever a man sows, that shall he reap. Once sown, reaping is a promise.
I know from experience in the natural if you sow seeds in the ground and refuse to water them, they will lay dormant, they will not produce. I also know if you sow seeds in the ground and tend to them, watering them and keeping the weeds out, they will grow and produce the promised harvest.
Seeds need water.
Many of you have a lot of seed in the ground over the years, financial seeds that you have sown and sown. Just like my Jeep seed.
Today, remember your seeds – the ones you have sown recently and the ones you may have forgotten long ago. Are you watering those seeds?
We do that with the word of God. Our seeds grow as we speak God’s word over them.
God never forgets a seed. Every single seed demands a harvest. Let that sink in.
Friends, nothing is ever lost in God. Those seeds you sown years ago are still viable. They will produce fruit and we are going to speak to them and water them until they do. The seed you sow today are viable, sow and water…don’t sow and forget…sow and water daily.
This month I am speaking to every seed you have already sown. Praying over it, declaring God’s word over it…watering it. Won’t you join me? Together, we will continue to water our seeds until we reap a lush, bountiful harvest.
Appoint My Days
I will not grow weary in doing good, for in due season I will reap a harvest if I faint not.