Tuesday, October 12, 2010

The Life Is in the Seed

When the Word of God talked about the herb, grass and tree yielding seeds in Geneses 1:11 most of us never think anything beyond that. Often times we do not realize that we live in a seed filled world. It is as if though all of God’s dealing with humanity is about nothing more than seeds, sowing and reaping.

We have the harvest seeds (soul), tithing seeds, seeds for the sower (spiritual and physical farmer), seed of the woman, the generational seeds, and the animal kingdom seeds.

The Word speaks of the righteous seed, royal seed, the lineage seed, life giving seed, Holy seed, seed of Israel, seed of blessings, seeds of kindness,incorruptible seed and the seed of the Word.

Opposite of that we have the seed of thoughts, seeds of words and actions. The wild seed, bad seed, corruptible seed, the mingled seed, wicked seed, seed of evildoers, seed of falsehood, seeds of adultery and the list goes on.

Luke 8:5 talks about a sower who went out to sow referring to God’s Word and our spiritual condition.

For this reason, many Christians are seed conscience they consider what they say and do. God fearing parents raise their children in church because they want the seed of God’s Word to take deep roots in their little children’s hearts.

I have been working on a fiction story called “On Wings of Praise” for a couple of years. It is about a little girl who pulled her family out of poverty during the early nineteen hundreds. One afternoon as she sat on the front porch eating a peach. The six year old looks at the pit and realizes that inside the pit was a life giving seed. From that revelation a million dollar idea was born. That idea transformed the rest of their lives.

Inside every seed is a life bearing power that produces after its own kind. It is not the nature of the seed to be corn and grow carrot. What we sow is what we reap.

The taste of ripe California fruits is divine in flavor. The last time I went, I brought several seeds home to Texas. The other day I took some of those seeds and planted them. I am anxious to see them grow next spring. Because every seed must grow as sure as the acorn that the little squirrels bury in the ground. In the spring (due season) it will be force to pop upward.

There in the darkness of the rich potting soil, It will lie dormant for a long while. Winter will come and the earth will freeze and it will appear that all hope is gone. It will show no signs of life for a season. Buried underneath the frozen sod is a lifeless and forgotten seed. It appears to be dead in every form, but not so --- there is a mystery in the seed sown. Though it be tiny it is bursting with life giving energy.

Underneath the wet ground its shell swells and crakes open releasing an ocean of roots. They explode with a force that spreads out in every direction. The thread thin roots grow downward embracing the earth with a solid grip. They feed on the richness of its new muddy environment. They dig deep into the utter darkness to quench their thirst.

They continue their downward pursuit, until the spring showers and warm sun come pounding on the ground making their demand.“Come forth!” they cry. Like Lazarus in the grave it too must obey,and that which appeared dead comes back to life in a sprout form.

God commanded that as long as there was life, seedtime and harvest would remain. It cannot do otherwise.

This is true whether the seed is secret sin, a tree, a flower, a weed, an action, a word, a behavior pattern, running of our finances or the rearing of our children.

It may remain in darkness for a season but it will grow and bear fruit. It does not change in character because it is spiritual, financial, physical, earthly or eternal seed.

By nature, we are seed producing beings. Furthermore, with every passing year, it will produce more fruit and every fruit will bear its own seed.

Like Johnny Appleseed we too spread seeds everywhere we go with every breath we take, every thought we think, every word we speak, every decision we make and every act we commit. Knowingly or not we are producing life or death, good or evil, blessings or curses.

Every earthly progression, government, advancement, movement, invention, business, lifestyle, creation or idea came from a seed.

When I stopped and consider the weight of my responsibility as a seed producing being - I wept.

By Norma Vera

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