by Rex Rouis
The harvest of your seed is the answer to your need.
Look at the photo to the right. This is what the beginning of the journey looks like when you have a need, a need that is, that can only be fulfilled by God. The Bible says that, “God will supply all your need according to His riches in Glory.” (Philippians 4:19) I believe that is the true meaning to the word holiness – looking to Him alone as the source for everything one would need and desire in this world. We are to look to Him and Him alone; not to our own abilities, to others, or to the world. It will come through them but the source is God.
But for Him to act on our behalf we must do it His way and on His terms. And His way is a way of faith, a faith that rests in Him and Him alone. This kind of faith – a God kind of faith – can only come from growing the Word of God in the heart.
So faith comes from hearing, and hearing by the word of Christ. Romans 10:17
Man’s faith in God is based on growth of the Word of God in the heart
There is no other way. It is the way of faith and the walk of faith. This walk encompasses both the inward sphere of man and the outward actions of man. Everything in our being and our life is involved. The receiving and using of faith utilizes the complete man – spirit, soul, and body. All of the attributes of God and man are brought to bear in the attaining of the precious ‘substance’ called faith.
Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. Hebrews 11:1
… so that the proof of your faith, being more precious than gold which is perishable, even though tested by fire, may be found to result in praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ;… 1Peter 1:7
There are no shortcuts, no manipulations, and no excuses. There is no place for hiding or denial. All is exposed to the Word of God and to the Spirit of God.
For the word of God is living and active and sharper than any two-edged sword, and piercing as far as the division of soul and spirit, of both joints and marrow, and able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart. Hebrews 4:12
God is a growth God. He demands that we grow, and we grow by growing the Word of God in our hearts, and then exhibiting that Word in our walks. Using the analogy that Jesus used in the Sermon on the Mount we could say that, “We must become salt and then we must act like salt, if we do not, then we are no good to anybody.”
This journey may at first look daunting, but do not lose heart, it is easier than it looks, for “His yoke is easy and His burden is light.” (Matthew 11:30) The hardest part is just doing it. Take the Word of God concerning what you need, plant it in your heart and grow your answer. Start planting the Word of God concerning your needs today. Start growing what you need today so you will have it tomorrow. Do something, however small. The harvest of your seed is the answer to your need, and harvests do not come without planting.
“The sower went to sow – because He wanted a harvest.”
Also read – Do God’s Promises Cover What You Want?