Do you like gardening?
Personally, it’s never been something I am very good at, but since we are remodelling our garden I am learning, fast!
Here at Vision Church we have been talking about the power of seeds.
Seeds are the reproductive vehicle of the plant, often small, plain and insignificant looking, yet brimming with potential.
When we bury a seed in the ground, we don’t cry over our loss, quite the contrary, we rejoice!
We have learnt that we won’t just reap another seed but a new plant and that this plant that grows from the seed will always be far more glorious and beautiful than the seed itself.
Even more wonderful is this, the plant if tended correctly will produce many, many, more seeds. The process can begin again, now with an increased capacity to sow, give and increase.
‘This generous God who supplies abundant seed for the farmer, which becomes bread for our meals, is even more extravagant toward you. First he supplies every need, plus more. Then he multiplies the seed as you sow it, so that the harvest of your generosity will grow.’
2 Corinthians 9v10 TPT
This verse demonstrate that what we can learn about seeds, can also be a picture of how God works in our hearts and lives, through the principal of sowing.
Throughout our lives, we see we can trust God will always provide us with the seed to sow, whether that be financial, emotional, spiritual, relational or practical.
We already discussed, we will always reap more than what we sow, however, if we want to experience the reaping, it is logical we must first experience the process of sowing.
When we give, even the little we have to God in faith, it becomes a seed, a vehicle through which God can bring provision, transformation and restoration into our lives.
He multiplies the seed AS we sow it.
This is quite opposite to what many teach, how often have we believed the more we hold onto and store up, the more we will have?
Here comes our part, we have to let go, to trust, to sow, to plant, that which God has put into our hands. We must surrender.
As we surrender our ‘seeds’ into the soil of faith, we can be fully assured we will see the miracle of growth and multiplication. We will experience great increase, so we can give even more.
This was God’s plan all along, to make you a channel of his blessing, to everyone around you!
‘I will bless you and you will be a blessing,’ Genesis 12 v 2 Happy gardening!
Author: Rachel Malyk
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