Archive for October, 2011

Sometimes Faith Is A Bulb


Mark 4:14 The sower sows the Word.

Abbie and I planted over 150 flower bulbs today. We had Iris bulbs, Poppy bulbs, tulip bulbs (My personal favorite), Lilly bulbs, and Snow Glory bulbs in mixed sizes and colors.  It was a lot of fun strategizing where they would be planted and imagining them springing up from the ground next March or April.

I have been thinking about those bulbs the past few days and I have felt God teaching me something. As we know, the Word teaches us in Matthew 17 that our faith is a SEED. Well, my family and I have a garden that we plant mainly by seed. Some seeds spring up within a few days of planting, others like beets can take up to 2 weeks to show life. Even though those 2 weeks seem like a VERY long time to me, a bulb takes even longer!  See, we plant a bulb in the ground in the month of October here in Louisiana, we wait 5 or sometimes even 6 months before we see any fruit of our labor! WHEW! THAT is a long time! 

I started thinking about how faith is a seed we sow into our circumstances. We read the Word, get a Rhema word from God and “plant” that word by confessing and believing it. Well, I don’t know about you but sometimes, my faith has to go through some cold winter months before it starts showing fruit. Sometimes, I have to keep going back to the Word and remembering I planted it!

Come Spring things will be very colorful in our flower beds. I am trusting that the “Spring Time” of our circumstances and needs will be showing new life from the faith we are sowing into them.

I am a pretty simple-minded person and so I am thankful that God uses simple lessons to teach me!



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