An Invitation to Abundant Life ( Part V)

The Lord who established the law of sowing and reaping in nature, allows His Word to operate similarly in the lives of His people. Isaiah 55 reminds us of the significance and the impact of God’s word sown and reaped in the lives of His children leading to abundant life!

10 “For as the rain comes down, and the snow from heaven,
And do not return there,
But water the earth,
And make it bring forth and bud,
That it may give seed to the sower
And bread to the eater,
11 So shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth;
It shall not return to Me void,
But it shall accomplish what I please,
And it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it. Isaiah 55:10-11

This passage is a wonderful reassurance that God’s word has a long standing purpose in our lives. His purpose is not to just make us feel better momentarily. On the contrary, the Lord has a higher, wider, and far-reaching intention to use His word and establish it by working through time and various seasons in our lives.

In the above verses, God’s word is likened to a seed sown in the ground. A seed can remain hidden under soil for a long time before something springs up. When vegetation springs up, it doesn’t mean it’s useful or ready to be harvested yet. It takes months and sometimes years before the seed sown is transformed into ripened fruit.

The seed that was sown months and years ago has morphed a few times and has become a plant with roots going deep into the ground. If you were to look under the soil, you will not find the seed anymore. The life and the potential of that original seed has been burst and been transformed into a fruit-bearing tree.

The Lord reminds us that just as a farmer has full confidence in the potential of his good seeds, we also need to be assured that the seeds of His word, which have been planted in our lives will produce a harvest. God guarantees that His seed will not return void to Him. His word is effective, powerful, and potent and will produce a good harvest!

This is a picture of the abundant life that God has for us. We patiently allow the good seed to take root in our hearts and lives. We work out our salvation with fear and trembling by walking closely with the Lord. Over time, we begin to see that our lives are becoming simpler, calmer, and more joyful.

The beauty of a seed is that not only it produces a harvest for food and nourishment, but it also produces more seeds. This allows the farmer to continue the cycle of sowing and reaping. Similarly, God’s word nourishes our soul for our personal benefit, and it also gives us revelation and understanding to share with others. We can impact generations to come with the seeds that were sown in our lives. Praise God!

If you have been discouraged today because you haven’t reaped what you have sown, God is reassuring us in two ways. First and foremost, the words that God has sown in us through the Bible, prophesies, and other people will not return void to Him. The Lord will bring them to pass as we partner with Him in nurturing the seeds of life. Secondly, the seeds of Life that we have sown in the lives of our children, family members, friends, and neighbors will produce fruit in due time as well. Our part is to continue to nurture the relationships and be patient with God’s process in them. Allow God to do what He can only do in bringing forth life out of those seeds and grow them into maturity.

God’s word is meant to prosper us in life as He makes us wiser and causes us to align our lives with Him. It also allows us to be fruitful people adding the joy and the pleasure of walking with God and serving Him in the Kingdom. 


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