Mark 4:26-27 And he said, So is the kingdom of God, as if a man should cast seed into the ground; And should sleep, and rise night and day, and the seed should spring and grow up, he knoweth not how.
Jesus likens the growth in the kingdom of God to a farmer who plants seed into the ground. The farmer does not need to be able to explain all of the germination process that is in the seed for it to bring forth fruit. He simply plants the seed into the ground and believes that there will be a harvest. The farmer is responsible to plant the seed, add fertilizer and till the soil, but the farmer cannot produce the harvest. Likewise, we are responsible for sowing the seed of God’s Word in our hearts, and obey the teaching or believe the promise, but we cannot produce the fruit. God produces the fruit in our lives to the extent that we sow the seed and heed what God says.
The prophet Isaiah wrote in chapter 55:10-11: “For as the rain cometh down, and the snow from heaven, and returneth not thither, but watereth the earth, and maketh it bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower, and bread to the eater: So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.” When the word of God is planted in our hearts and acted on, the very DNA of that seed will bring forth fruit – 30, 60 and 100 fold. But the key is to keep on sowing and trusting God for the harvest, in spite of the “inclimate” circumstances or feelings. Sow the Word, beloved. Pray it. Sing it. Meditate on it. Speak it. Selah!