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Planting A Seed Is Not Enough To Assure A Harvest

Remember this: the person who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and the person who sows generously will also reap generously.(2 Corinthians 9:6 HCSB)

This is the meaning of the parable: The seed is the word of God (Luke 8:11 HCSB). A seed is powerful. As a seed begins to grow, it will push up dirt, rocks, etc. Whatever the obstacles are, God’s Word planted in your heart will push them out of the way.

A seed begins its growth in secret (underground). The only way to tell if a seed is growing is to dig it up or wait for a plant to appear. If you dig up a seed, you may kill it.

A seed takes time to produce. No one expects a seed to produce a harvest the same day that seed is planted.

Sometimes the Word of God seems to spring up and bear fruit immediately. Yet, if we knew the details, we would understand that the fruit of the Word grew in that person’s life over time.

A seed is persistent. A seed never gives up but works day and night. Even when you are sleeping, the seed you have planted is working to grow and express itself in a fruitful harvest.

A seed is not affected by other seeds. Whatever happens to other seeds does not make any difference to a specific seed. Each seed sticks to its own task. One wheat seed planted in a cornfield will still produce wheat. Seed does not become discouraged, or quit, even if other seeds die.

A seed will stop growing without nourishment. Planting a seed is not enough to assure a harvest. Seed must be protected and taken care of until harvest time. A seed which is dug up, or not watered, will not produce. More seeds planted produce a larger harvest.–A Devotion

Think of these truths about seeds. Allow the Holy Spirit to help you apply them to the role of God’s Word in your life.


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