A true revelation of God’s Word is the single most important element of a victorious Christian life.
The Word of God often refers to itself as a seed.
I constantly meet Christians who pray and believe for God’s intervention in their lives, but remain frustrated with their results. Why? Because they have
never conceived their miracles by planting the seed of God’s Word in their hearts.
That’s like a woman who prays to get pregnant and then is confused when it doesn’t come to pass even though she has never had a relationship with a man. The seed has to be planted for conception to take place.
The Lord used the comparison of His Word to a law of nature, which is unchangeable, not an institution of man.
Here’s what I mean: Nearly all systems that people have created can be cheated or manipulated. The legal system can be beaten, letting the guilty go free. The educational system can be beaten, passing students who haven’t really learned the material. But the process of seedtime and harvest can’t be changed.
The germination process of the Word of God in your life takes time and can’t be avoided.
The seed is the Word of God (Mark 4:14), and the ground is our hearts (Mark 4:15), which were created by God to bring forth fruit when His Word is planted in them. Just as a seed has to remain in the ground over time to germinate, so the Word of God has to abide in us.
If you planted a seed in your garden and then dug it up each morning to see if anything was happening, it would die and never produce fruit. You have to have faith that the seed is doing what God created it to do.
Some people put God’s Word in their hearts for a day or two, but if they don’t see fruit almost immediately, they dig up the seed through their words and actions and wonder why it didn’t work. It must be left in the ground over time.
Then, there are also different stages of growth. “First the blade, then the ear, after that the full corn in the ear” (Mark 4:28).
Many people want to bypass the growth cycle and get right to the full ear.
This is precisely the reason most people don’t see God’s best come to pass in their lives. They think that since God loves them, He will just grant their request, regardless of whether they put the miracle of the seed to work or not.
This law of seedtime and harvest operates in every area of our lives. If we will plant God’s Word in our hearts, and allow it to germinate and grow to maturity, we will reap the fruit of a harvest.
That is God’s best!