JUST PLANT A SEED


Wednesday, 26th August 2020

John 12:24 – Unless a kernel of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains only a single seed. But if it dies, it produces many seeds.

What does a farmer do when he’s got a field? He goes out and plants some seed, because nothing will happen until he plants the seed. He can pray all he wants, but it’s not going to produce a crop. He’s got to plant some seed.

Maybe you’re waiting on God for that job, for a spouse, etc. God says, “You think you’re waiting on me? I’m waiting on you! I’m waiting for you to plant a seed.”

Everything in life starts as a seed: a relationship, a marriage, a business, a church, etc. And nothing happens until the seed is planted.

Why does God require us to plant a seed? Because planting is an act of faith. You take what you’ve got, and you give it away. That takes an act of faith! And it brings glory to God.

Jesus used this principle to explain why He came to Earth to die. In John 12:24 Jesus said, “Unless a kernel of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains only a single seed. But if it dies, it produces many seeds”. Jesus was saying, “People will be saved and go to Heaven because of my death and Resurrection. I’m going to plant a seed, and the seed is going to be my life.”

Here’s the principle of sowing and reaping: Whenever you have a need, you plant a seed. Whatever it is you need — more time, more love, more money, more wisdom, etc — just plant a seed. If you need more time, give more time to others. If you need more money, give it away to someone in need. If you need more wisdom, share your wisdom with others. Give yourself away!

It may not make sense to you to give away something that you need more of, but that is exactly the kind of attitude that God wants to bless and that will produce fruit in your life. When you have a need, just plant a seed!

REFLECTION
– What need have you been waiting on God to provide?
– What do you think God might be waiting on you to do about that need? What seed can you plant today?

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