Monday, January 27
26 And he said, “The kingdom of God is as if a man should scatter seed on the ground. 27 He sleeps and rises night and day, and the seed sprouts and grows; he knows not how.
The Kingdom of God is built upon the principle of sowing and reaping. Most believers know this in theory but when it comets operating accordingly, they fall drastically short. When you sow a seed, whether it be physically or spiritually, you must understand that, “How you sow” and “How it grows” are two entirely different processes. If you confuse the two you will never see the harvest because you’ll pull up the seed. Just like today’s scripture reads, when you plant a seed you have to release what is sown and allow the growth process to take place. The growth process is different than the sowing process which means your role is different in the sowing process than it is in growing process. What this means for you is that you must be continually sowing seed even though circumstances may not feel conducive to planting. When your marriage is struggling and feels dry is when you must sow seed into your spouse. When your children are acting like anything but children of God is when you must sow seed into them. When your ‘tyrant’ boss is breathing unfairly down your neck is when you must be an example of Christ in your workplace not a sower of dissension or gossip. In other words, you must sow physically, not naturally. It’s not natural to sow when the soil seems dry but this is where you do your part and allow the Lord to do His. Sowing and reaping is a spiritual principle which means that if you want the benefits of what the future harvest can bring you must do what the present demands. Even though you don’t know exactly how or when you’ll see a harvest, if you’ll remain faithful to sow good seed, the Father will honor that faith and your harvest will come. Keep sowing, keep moving dirt, and keep expecting…your harvest is on the way. – Love and Blessings, Pastor Jeff