Mark 4:26 So is the kingdom of God, as if a man should cast seed into the ground.
Jesus compared the kingdom of God with the planting of seed and reaping the harvest. It's a simple concept. One all of us can understand. Why, then, aren't all of us producing bumper crops every season?
Because we're sitting around waiting for God to do all the work. He doesn't operate that way. He'll work with you, but He won't do it all. There are some essential things you must do by faith if you want to have a crop to reap at harvest time.
That's going to take some diligence on your part. No one else will do it for you. You're going to have to weed your own crop yourself. So get tough about it. When a little weed pops up, kill it! Don't hang on to it for even a moment. Pull it up by its roots. Spray it with the Word. Don't be tempted to keep a wildflower when you can have the best--God's best.
Don't sit around waiting for God to produce your harvest. Start planting. Start watching over your land (your heart and your mind) to keep it moist, watered with the Word and free from weeds. Commit to do your part and trust God to do His. You will have a bumper crop this season!
Every time I walk in my house I thank the Lord for my paid home.
What are you believing God for?
The Daily Bread
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Pastor Larry Smoot is Senior Pastor of Church on the Rock in Stafford County, Virginia.