“There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens: a time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to uproot…”- Ecclesiastes 3:1-2
God is a God of order. From the ordering of creation in Genesis to his letter to the seven churches, God places an importance on everything working according to His plan and His timing. Farmers seed in the spring and harvest in the fall. If they begin the process too early or too late, the crop goes to waste. Farmers need just the right amount of rain and sun to make the crop grow. Too little rain scorches the crop; too much rain drowns it. Everything has to be done in the right order or else fruits and vegetables will not grow and people will not have food to eat.
Our spiritual growth relies on God’s order as well. We have a myriad of resources from which to grow our spiritual crop. The seed is the word of God. Those words penetrate our souls, renew our minds and transform our hearts. What does this seed produce? It produces a Christian who connects with the spirit, uses his/her gifts and communicates with God through silence, solitude, fasting and other spiritual disciplines. You can’t grow a crop unless the soil is ready for cultivation. Soil that is too dry or too moist will impede the seed’s growth.
Is it your time to begin to grow the seeds planted in your heart. Is it time to plant more or is it time to uproot them because the soil is not good for growth?
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