MARCH 23, 2017 - “WHAT WILL YOU SOW?”
SPRING IS FINALLY HERE!
With everything that was once dead now giving signs of life and abundance, there’s something significant to be said about the season of spring. Or any season, for that matter. But in this case, spring is the representation of the transition from death to life; breath being put back into different plants, energy being distributed between wildlife after a long period of hibernation and dormancy. In the midst of the physical manifestation of changing seasons, there’s so much that goes into transitioning that we don’t see in the natural world.
Changing seasons is something that is not only natural, but emotional and spiritual as well. King Solomon himself said so in Ecclesiastes 3; there is a time and a place for everything under the sun. What does that mean for this particular season?
This can be discovered by asking a few questions, such as what will this new season bring for you? Will you sow into your family, making sure they are fed with love and support? Will you sow into your godly friendships, allowing truth and wisdom to steer the relationships being cultivated among you as brothers and sisters? Will you sow into your future, declaring and decreeing, while also building up and breaking down?
There is so much in store for this upcoming; but don’t take my word for it. God has a way of providing the perfect advice and guidelines necessary to make it through every experience life has to offer. An example of this is found in the book of Psalm:
“Blessed is the one who does not walk in step with the wicked
or stand in the way that sinners take
or sit in the company of mockers, 2 but whose delight is in the law of the Lord,
and who meditates on his law day and night.
3 That person is like a tree planted by streams of water,
which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither—
whatever they do prospers.” Psalm 1:1-3 (NIV)
What does it mean to be a tree that yields its fruit in season? Have you ever seen an apple tree producing apples in the middle of winter? How about a grapevine?
God knows that there is so much that He stored up inside of you; the problem that we as believers face has to do with the concept of timing. Timing. There is so much to be said about blessings that are prepared for during the RIGHT TIME.
We tend to think that once we’ve received a revelation or a word of confirmation from the Lord, then whatever that was spoken over us is supposed to come into fruition the next day. As awesome as that sounds, that’s unfortunately not the case for most.
Is this then a reason not to take care of what’s growing within you? Not at all! For in due season, we’ll all reap what we’ve been sowing and cultivating; that is if we don’t grow faint and give up.
So spend this season sowing what’s not yet ripe, and enjoy reaping what’s ready to be used for His glory!