Rain, seed and basic arithmetic.

“Rain only matter for those who have seed in the ground”. Those are some lyrics from a song by William McDowell. 

When you first read those words what were your thoughts? 

I remember when I first heard the song. It was like a penny dropped. I thought, “Yeah, that makes sense”. Then it got me thinking, how many of us are praying for rain and we have not put seed in the ground? Are you sowing seed in God’s house and in His Kingdom? Because in very simple terms the Bible tells us that for as long as the Earth remains, there will be seedtime and harvest (see Genesis 8:22).

What is the point then, in asking God to let it rain and for Him to open the floodgates of heaven when you have no seed in the ground? Jesus said in Matthew 4:20, “And the seed that fell on good soil represents those who hear and accept God’s word and produce a harvest of thirty, sixty, or even a hundred times as much as had been planted!” A harvest only comes when something has been planted in the ground. 

I learnt when I was in junior school that if you multiply something by zero the answer will be zero. If you sow zero seed in God’s house (which is very fertile soil I tell you) God can open the floodgates of heaven and it can rain as much as God wants and harvest time will come and guess what the harvest will be? 0 x 30 = 0; 0 x 60= 0 and 0 x 100 = 0.

So, we ought not to turn to God and say His word does not work and our lives are a mess when we refuse to sow in good soil. We need to “hear and accept God’s word” and we will produce a harvest that God can multiply 30, 60 or 100 times over to bless us.  

Have a blessed week and sow away! 

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