Are we aware of the seeds we sow? What are the results of what we put out in the Earth? Are we responsible for someone's growth or demise? So many questions and things to address. Read on to discover what the outcome of what we do effects people and even our own environment.
The Lord has really been speaking heavily to me about the power of a seed. I was lead by the Holy Spirit to start reading the very beginning of the book of Genesis and had to stop on this verse early on in my study time:
The Earth sprouted and abundantly produced vegetation, plants yielding seed according to their kind, and trees bearing fruit with seed in them, according to their kind; and God saw that it was good and He affirmed and sustained it. - Genesis 1:12(AMP)
The important thing that stuck out to me while studying this verse was the "according to their kind" part. The seeds are designed from the beginning to produce exactly how they are made to do. This line repeats itself many times in the first part of Genesis and it brought to my remembrance of this well known scripture:
Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. Galatians 6:7 (KJV)
but I love the way the NLT version states it because I just love plain English and I believe so much in breaking down God's Word in its simple form so that ALL can learn (another blog for another time, lol):
Don’t be misled—you cannot mock the justice of God. You will always harvest what you plant. Galatians 6:7 (NLT)
I believe Paul was simply sending a reminder of what the design since the beginning. God has designed the seed to produce according to its kind! Just because a seed may not sprout up or quickly come about, does not mean that it will not reap what its DNA has designed. To be honest, a lot of people usually use this passage of scripture to be messy and to point it out to someone that they have in their mind. This scripture is for US. Those that are reading this blog, those that will listen to the podcast, and watch my lives, this is for US. Lord, bring back the self evaluation mindset when reading Your Word! AMEN!
So now we get to the main part in this 1st part of this series!
My question now is, what are we planting?
If you plant happiness, you get happiness back, if you plant resources, you get resources back. If you plant words of encouragement, you get words of encouragement back. You get exactly what you plant! If you plant gossip, you get gossip back. If you are being fake you will get people being fake towards you. If you plant jealousy? You will get jealousy back. You all get the picture. God does not play or lie about His Word. This was designed from the beginning! This should also cause us to sit back and reflect what seeds we have sown into others and even in our own lives. Yes, God does have its reasoning for why we go through what we go through, but could some of this be caused by seeds we have planted. Have we planted laziness? Have we planted rebellion? Have we planted doubt? Have we planted unforgiveness? Do we know that even our words are seeds that will either hinder or uplift a person?
We have to take responsibility for what we plant. If we are reaping what we planted now, don't think that God has forgotten about you, or doesn't love you. He is standing by the laws that He has put in place. Even as we are experiencing injustices in this world and it looks like help will never come, remember that God is not mocked! He knows exactly what is going on. Trust His timing and the way He wants to handle this.
All and all God is being a good Father. We want and love a person that knows how to keep their Word right? So we should still be able to honor and worship a Father that honors His Word. Not only for the good things but also for the things that will grow us and make us better.
You see how I changed that perspective really quick? All things that God does is good! "All things work together for the good of those who love the Lord and are called according to His purposes." (Romans 8:28) I like to always reference this whole scripture and just not the first line. ALL of this is needed to experience the fullness of God.
So, I hope that I have set the stage in the series for this month! Looking forward to mapping, exposing, and laying out some soul and heart work that God wants us to adopt in this season!
Let the healing begin!