During Bible study, prayer, listening to sermons and teachings, often there will be a jump in my spirit as a seed is planted by the Holy Spirit. I have a choice what will happen next. By meditating on The Word, watering with prayer and further Bible study, I allow the seed to take root. The harvest comes in my soul to plant and then share to bring forth a fruitful harvest.
I have a file on my computer with several hundred seeds, (verses, quotes, devotion ideas) small nuggets waiting for the time when they will be ready to go further. Sometimes a seed needs nurturing, time to grow, time to be fully realized. Other times, a seed may already be sprouting, ready to stand on its own and ready to be shared.
God, the Master Gardner, knows the correct timing for planting and for harvest. As we spend time with Him, He will show us the way to let the seeds take root.
What has the Holy Spirit been showing you? What seed has He planted in your heart? When a scripture and truth comes to mind, write it down, ponder the truth, study God’s word and apply it to your life.
Plant the seed by watering and nurturing through prayer and further study, then in the proper time share the seed and enjoy watching God’s harvest blessings.
“And the one on whom seed was sown on the good soil, this is the man who hears the word and understands it; who indeed bears fruit and brings forth, some a hundredfold, some sixty, and some thirty.” ~ Matthew 13:23 (NASB)