Planting seed and waiting for the harvest has been in place since the world began. We commonly think of our farmers who, once the autumn rains fall, diligently prepare the soil, sow the seed, spray for weeds and watch the growth in expectation of a bumper harvest.
However these same principles apply in our everyday lives. The seed is the very words we speak and they take root in the soil of our hearts whereby their fruit or the harvest is evident by our life’s story.
What seeds are you sowing in your life? Do you sow strife or harmony, need or prosperity, discontent or joy?
Life’s ‘recipe’ for success or being trouble free is not as easy as only sowing the right seeds. Challenges will come no matter what the condition of our hearts. But the strength to overcome them and the victory through them will be determined by the seeds we have sown in the autumn.
Our words bring life or death into our lives and the lives of those around us. Are you speaking the troubles in your day or speaking what you desire? As the farmer plants the very seed he wants to harvest so we too need to sow the seeds of the very things we want to produce in and through us. Just as planting the seed doesn’t guarantee the farmer a harvest, we won’t necessarily witness a harvest but we will never have a harvest unless we first plant.
Proverbs 18:21 “Death and life are in the power of the tongue”. Words can destroy you for words can produce either faith or fear. Faith will build. Fear will destroy. Our words are powerful, not just what we say to others but what we declare to ourselves. The words we speak over our own lives produce faith in our heart. Our words can build up hope and courage, peace and joy or they can build the very things we are fearful of.
Job 3:25 “the thing which I greatly feared is come upon me and that which I was afraid of is come unto me”.
John 6:63 “The words that I speak unto you, they are spirit and they are life”.
It takes determination to sow the right seeds in our life and to wait on the harvest. The choice is yours, allow God’s promises to take root in your heart and the harvest will come.