Ever find yourself frustrated that a word you received just never came to pass? Have you asked yourself what might be the reason or reasons that it didn’t. Here are some thoughts I believe will be helpful for your tomorrow.
Matthew 13 tells us that the word of God are like seeds. Words we get are also like seeds. So when you get a seed what do you have to do? You have to plant it. Many people get words put they never do anything with it. A seed not planted bears no fruit.
How do you plant a word? First you have to plant it by saying Lord I believe this word. Then you have to cultivate the word by praying about it and pondering what it says. If you read Matthew 13 you’ll discover the seed can fall in stony places (our heart can become stoney) and it won’t grow. We can allow trials to kill our seed as will becoming entangled about the cares of the world. Every seed need to be cultivated, watered and weeded.
Recently I planted some grass seed. I had to water it every day and even watering most of the seed never germinated because it was too hot. Yesterday I bought some top soil and burlap to cover the new soil and new grass seed I put down. I had to cultivate the seed just as we need to cultivate the word/seed we are given. If we leave the seed alone the seed simply dies.
Are you tired of having your seed die? We must cultivate, water and protect our seed from the elements of life. Matthew 13 also tells us that our seed doesn’t grow because it is choked off by the things of the world. Life itself can kill your seed unless we otherwise preserve the seed.
Matthew 13:18-23 “Therefore hear the parable of the sower: 19 When anyone hears the word of the kingdom, and does not understand it, then the wicked one comes and snatches away what was sown in his heart. This is he who received seed by the wayside. 20 But he who received the seed on stony places, this is he who hears the word and immediately receives it with joy; 21 yet he has no root in himself, but endures only for a while. For when tribulation or persecution arises because of the word, immediately he stumbles. 22 Now he who received seed among the thorns is he who hears the word, and the cares of this world and the deceitfulness of riches choke the word, and he becomes unfruitful.
Seeds germinate at different rates so the need to continue to nurture the seed by praying about it, doing our best to water, weed and protect from the elements of life.
If you receive a prophetic word as well these concepts apply with adding just one more thought. You must use the word like a sword in battle.
1 Timothy 1:18 “This charge I commit to you, son Timothy, according to the prophecies previously made concerning you, that by them you may wage the good warfare”
You have to fight the enemy of your soul, fight your emotions and fight the negative thoughts we all get.
An example of a seed is I wrote the other day that understanding is on the way. I am cultivating that word.
I say this a lot if you don’t believe it who will. Oh some seeds that look like they have died are just in a dormant state.
Cultivate your seed…
Pastor Brian R. Weeks began ministering in 1972 and has served as a pastor to both youth and young adults. He also served as an associate pastor for eleven years, and then for 25 years as a senior pastor, apostolic missionary, and church planter. In March of 2017 he released his church Solomon’s Porch, but in order to remain part of the local church, continues to serve among its several pastors.