What Seeds Are You Planting? Look At The Harvest...
Long before Jesus gave us the parable of a sower of seed, a principle of planting and harvesting was set forth at the beginning of the world.
In the first chapter of Genesis verse 11,
"And God said, Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind, whose seed is in itself, upon the earth: and it was so."
Right there at the creation of the world, God set seeds to yield after their own kind. Seeds He created with His words.
What words are we planting in our minds and hearts?
Are we planting Words that are of God? Words of victory, healing, and love? Or are we planting words of defeat, discouragement, and animosity?
The words we speak act as seeds that yield after their own kind. With them, we create our thoughts and our feelings.
And, if we get in a habit of speaking the Words of God to our hearts and minds they yield beautiful fruits of love and strength. But, if we are continually complaining about our lives and about those around us we yield bitterness and discontentment.
If we want our hearts to be the "good ground" that hears the Word of God and keeps it, we must be diligent. As a gardener must continually till the soil to keep it soft and absorbent for the rain, we must watch the words we speak to keep our hearts soft and supple for the Holy Spirit.
If we plant good fruit, we bring forth good fruit. It is the law of creation.
What words am I speaking? What has been their affect on my life? Are they causing me to create the thoughts and feelings that I want to have and take the action that I want to take? If not, how can I change this?
It is a cycle. Our thoughts and feelings lead us to speak certain words and take certain actions which then affect our thoughts and feelings. If we are not producing good fruit in our lives, we need to change our words which will begin to work on our thoughts and feelings which will change our actions aka our fruit.
I so often plant seeds that I don't want to plant. Ones of complaining and discontentment. Words that do not reflect Your love. Help me to change. Teach me how to speak Your Loving Words, to keep my heart supple for them, that I may keep them there on fertile soil. I want my heart to be the good ground where the seeds of Your Word are planted and yield my own words after Yours.
May I bring forth good fruit.