SUNDAY, JULY 5
Scripture: 1 Peter 1:22,23
1 Peter 1:22,23 says, “Since you have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit in sincere love of the brethren, love one another fervently with a pure heart, having been born again, not of corruptible seed but incorruptible, through the word of God which lives and abides forever.” We have been born again, not by corruptible seed, but by incorruptible seed. We have been born again through the Word of God that lives and abides forever. So the Word of God is eternal seed. It is incorruptible and therefore when we sow it in our heart, it produces exactly what it promises. It is eternal seed that will grow up and bring to pass exactly what it promises. The born again human heart is the soil for God’s Word. Any I pad, I phone or any electronic device, while it is a great retrieval system for the Word, will not germinate the Word! If we do not take the time to know it, soak in it and speak it into our hearts, then we forfeit the germination, growth, development and fulfillment process that is the whole foundation of the Kingdom. And that is what we need! God ordained a process that is very simple. He ordained a process by which His promises come to pass. That process is one that farmers are familiar with since creation. Every farmer that ever planted a seed and got a harvest understands how this process works. The process is called ‘seedtime and harvest.’ God ordained it as the avenue in which we see spiritual promises come to pass. Every promise is an eternal, incorruptible seed and there is only one place we can sow it – we can sow it in our hearts. If we are willing to sow it, water it, tend the soil – learn it, memorize it, speak it and contemplate on it – then Harvest Day is inevitable. No one can stop a harvest when the seed and soil have been properly tended. This process is the mystery of the Kingdom! This straightforward process that farmers know is available to us. Are we ready to farm our spirit? Because that is what God has asked us to do.