The Amazing Power of Planted Seed
Jesus said in Mark 4:26-28 “The kingdom of God is as if a man should scatter seed on the ground, and should sleep by night and rise by day, and the seed should sprout and grow, he himself does not know how. For the earth yields crops by itself: first the blade, then the head, after that the full grain in the head."
There is amazing power both within the seed you sow and within the kingdom of God. Jesus compared the productivity of God’s kingdom to the natural process of sowing and reaping. Since we have witnessed God's work in nature all of our lives, we don’t stop to think about how the amazing it is! “For the earth yields crops by itself…”
We do not fully understand how nature works, we only know that it is reliable and consistent. We should view God’s kingdom in the same manner and trust the process by our participation. Here is a major principle from Jesus’ teaching:
A seed, once planted, GAINS the power to produce and increase.
The power within a seed can only be released by planting the seed. This is true for every endeavor and for our giving. I traveled with a team of four men to Kenya Africa in November of 2016 for a missions trip. The members of my church, New Covenant Church, and the friends who donated literally “sowed” us into the lives of the wonderful people of Eldoret, Keyna. That mission resulted in transformed lives, resourced pastors, encouragement beyond measure, and a lot more that we cannot see.
In few months, our church facility will be paid off and the ministry will be debt free. We are not a big church and none our current members are wealthy, but the generosity of a group of godly, willing people sowing into God's kingdom produces amazing results.
As Jesus said, “…The seed should sprout and grow, he himself does not know how.”
I want to encourage you to always be a giver and a sower of your three “T’s” - your Time, Treasure, and Talents. The farmer, with all his knowledge and skill can produce nothing without putting his seed into the soil, We can only make a difference by getting our “seeds” of action and generosity into the fruitful “soil” of the Kingdom of God!
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