In this season, I'm learning how to cultivate God's word. The Lord is constantly revealing how similar He made the harvesting process and our life cycle. One runs parallel to the other, revealing to us the meaning behind what it truly means to be fruitful.
It all starts with His Word. You see, the Lord says in Isaiah 55:10-11, "The rain and snow come down from the heavens and stay on the earth. They cause the grain to grow, producing seed for the farmer and bread for the hungry. It is the same way with My Word. I send it out and it always produces fruit. It will accomplish all I want it to, and will prosper everywhere I send it."
To prosper means to flourish. But, in order to prosper, in order to grow, we must first be planted. We see here in this verse God clearly showing us how His Word goes forth like a seed. It is planted in our hearts, and we water it with prayer, worship and fellowship. Knowing that in due time, this word will reap a harvest.
So, what seeds are you watering?
We see in Galatians 5:22-23 that the fruits of the Spirit are Love, Joy, Peace, Patience, Kindness, Goodness, Faithfulness, Gentleness and Self-Control. Those too are sees in our gardens that need watering.
But what about the seeds of your prophetic destiny? How are you tending to these seeds? Maybe your'e in a season of frustration where you're not seeing growth, or maybe it's a time of pruning to make way for a new bloom. Or, maybe you feel like you haven't even found this seed packet yet. Wherever you are, know this:
A seed once planted doesn't bring a harvest overnight, but it will bring forth fruit over time
If I've learned one thing in this season, it's that you're not going to be blooming in every season of your life. But that doesn't mean you give up on the harvest altogether. Learn to rest in knowing that for everything there is a God-ordained time.
I want to close and leave you with this:
For everything there is a season,
a time for every activity under heaven.
A time to be born and a time to die.
A time to plant and a time to harvest.
A time to kill and a time to heal.
A time to tear down and a time to build up.
A time to cry and a time to laugh.
A time to grieve and a time to dance.
A time to scatter stones and a time to gather stones.
A time to embrace and a time to turn away.
A time to search and a time to quit searching.
A time to keep and a time to throw away.
A time to tear and a time to mend.
A time to be quiet and a time to speak.
A time to love and a time to hate.
A time for war and a time for peace.
Ecclesiastes 3:1-8, and Verse 11 which says, "Yet God has made everything beautiful for its own time. He has planted eternity in the human heart, but even so, people cannot see the whole scope of God’s work from beginning to end."