sow (v)

1 sow the seeds in rows: plant, scatter, spread, disperse, strew, disseminate, distribute, broadcast; drill, seed.
2 the new policy has sown confusion: cause, bring about

Earlier this year my interim boss gave the office a plant as a parting gift. I took it upon myself to be the caregiver of the plant because maintaining forms of life (of any kind) is so important to me. Every day I watered the small feeble plant hoping to see it sprout. I rotated the pot towards the sun. I kept away from the window when the nights got colder. Soon weeks after this routine, the green buds began bursting through the rich soil.

How can you sow seeds to gain a harvest of blessings in your life?

  1. Break ground! Any florist, landscaper or farmer will tell you that you have to break ground in order to plant something beautiful. It’s the breaking we usually dislike. It’s the breaking that usually causes some of us to fall away from God, curse God or question Him. We don’t understand how a loving God can break us and shatter our sacred places. I know…I’ve been there. A few years ago, I experienced a breaking. But it is in the breaking that God can open us up to make way for something beautiful. Remember, God sees our potential. He sometimes has to break ground in order to plant the blessing or talent you need the most.
  2. Sow God’s Word into your life daily. Planting the Word into your life is the first step in reaping godly benefits. God never breaks us without purpose, but when He does we have to actively plant His Word into the fertile ground of our hearts. Our “miracle gro” is the Holy Word of God. Keeping the Word alive and active assists us  in growing into healthy, strong believers.
  3. Stay faithful through every season. Once a seed is in the ground it must obey the cycles of season change. I love Summer and no matter how hard I try to savor the moments of barbecues and fire flies and beach nights they slip through my fingertips.The gorgeous hues of orange, yellow and red have shown us how swiftly Autumn arrived. And as much as I love driving down the highway basking in the tree line, I know quiet still of winter is on its way. Likewise, no season of our livws lasts forever. For some, the season of sowing seeds is difficult. Yes, it involves work. Yes, it involves patience. But sisters, it also involves promise!
  4. Be ready to break free!  Don’t get so caught in winter that you aren’t ready burst through the soil for spring. God may use the same soil that broke you before may break you again. This time will be different. You’ll emerge stronger, more beautiful and full of grace.

John 15:5 says, “I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.

Jesus has promised that without Him we cannot accomplish anything. He also promised in Matthew 19:26 “Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”

If we can’t accomplish anything without Jesus and WITH God all things are possible, remaining in Jesus through faith in God is our recipe for success!

When we submit to God’s plans in our lives, we burst through difficulties and emerge in full bloom. No harvest is complete without fruits from the sowing process. There may be a sowing that needs to take place in your life right now. Don’t avoid it. Surrender to the work God is doing in your life right now. Allow Him to prepare you, break you and bring you through each season until the harvest…

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