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!