Have you ever noticed how little time it takes a heat wave to wreak havoc on the most beautiful lawn? However, some of my neighbor’s lawns appear to be heat-resistant. They stay perfectly green in spite of the weather, while others’ lawns look like hay. These lawns don’t stay miraculously green on their own. Instead, they’re watered on a daily basis. Unlike my neighbor’s lawns, my lawn has bare spots. When a lawn has bare spots, it must be seeded for new growth to take place. However, once the seeds are laid, you can’t stop there. The lawn must be watered daily for the seeds to take root and produce a healthy lawn.
Like my lawn, my life also has bare spots. Bare spots are non-productive areas in my life that hinder spiritual maturity. For these areas to produce growth, they must be seeded with the Word of God. As I sow God’s Word into my life, I must be mindful to water it with faith on a continual basis.
Jeremiah 31:12 says, “Their soul shall be as a watered garden.” God’s Word is replete with His promises and His desire for our lives. As a garden of the Lord, we must do what my Pastor calls “seed reading.” We must commit ourselves to reading God’s Word every day. Doing so facilitates spiritual growth and produces kingdom results. Reading God’s Word on a daily basis makes you heat-resistant whereby you don’t succumb to the heat of your trials. Instead, you are enabled to fend off the fiery darts of the enemy. Faith in God’s Word cultivates a strong root system and enables us to withstand the winds of adversity and stay anchored to His promises. We live in very tumultuous times; all the more need for seed reading.
Just as every day I water my lawn to keep it strong and healthy, my life demands the same regimen. Prayer time and Bible reading in the morning lay the foundation and sets the tone for your day. To do otherwise leaves you naked and exposed to the enemy’s schemes.
Are you sowing God’s Word into your bare spots? Commit to sow God’s Word into your life daily and water it with faith. When you do, watch God transform what was once a bare spot into a bountiful harvest.
Until Next Time…
Reverend Cynthia Jackson
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