I could feel it in my spirit. I could sense it in the atmosphere…this day would be an important day.
I had felt it for weeks, somehow I knew, getting past this day was going to be important in my walk with God.
One would imagine, based on the feelings I was having, something significant would happen in the Spirit on this day – and one would be correct – it was just not in the way I thought.
I had an appointment that day. A few people were coming to my house. Everyone arrived on time and the day began. Even from the first words, it was evident God was there. No, it wasn’t a spiritual meeting – these folks had come to look at something I had for sale. Still, we all knew it was a God connection.
The interaction took a couple hours, but it seemed like mere moments. Once it was said and done – I had sown many seeds.
Yes, you heard me right, they had come to look at something I had for sale – but in the end, I sowed and sowed. At the leading of the Lord, of course.
Once the day came to a close, I couldn’t help but reflect on it. Just as strangely as I had felt that morning, before it began, I still felt strange.
I felt as if an important task was completed. That I had done exactly what God wanted and it had made a great impact – even though I didn’t know yet what that impact was.
For weeks I had felt I had to get past this day, this moment in time, before things could shift. I really didn’t know why, it was just a feeling. Once the day was behind me, that feeling was still there. The feeling that it was a significant day and now things could begin moving forward.
The next morning, I was contemplating all this when the Lord brought a scripture to mind. It is found in John 12:24 and it says; unless a seed falls into the ground and dies, it remains alone, but if it dies, it produces much fruit.
The word, dies, was highlighted to me. When I searched for the meaning of that word, I found it to mean; separation and departure. It also means, the origin of a cause. Keep that last definition in mind for a moment.
The word dies is from a root word, MZ, pronounced tome, which means completeness, prosperity and fullness.
Then I studied the word fruit. It means fruit that comes from the cause of something. Aha. Fruit is what comes from the cause of something – something that has died…that you have separated from…could it be your seed?
Our seed that we allow to fall into the ground and die, produces something. It produces fruit. MUCH FRUIT, the Bible says. It produces completeness, prosperity and fullness.
That day was indeed a significant day for me. It was a day of sowing. A day of allowing my seed to depart from me, to go into the good ground of God and produce much fruit.
I know that I know that God was in it and it was a divine moment of opportunity for me. For my future. For all I am believing God for. It was my moment to set myself up for completeness and prosperity. I didn’t know it at the time, I was simply following God. He set me up for completeness – by simply obeying His leading.
Today, I have a deep, residing peace that everything went according to HIS plan. Not mine. His. And somehow my future is tied into those precious seeds. I will see the fruit it produces. Of that I am certain.
Friends, don’t sow seeds flippantly. They are the cause of much that takes place in our life. Sow them with purpose. Sow them in faith. Sow them in love. And watch them produce exactly what God says they will.
Meditate on this:
Sow your seed in the morning, and at evening let your hands not be idle, for you do not know which will succeed, whether this or that, or whether both will do equally well. Eccl. 11:6