Is it a Seed, or is it a Weed?
by Barry Bennett
God has been speaking to me a lot about seeds. I see sowing and reaping in every corner and level of our lives. Everything is potentially a seed. Every thought, word and action are seeds that will reproduce according to their kind. Everything we reap in life, including all of God’s blessings, contain the seeds of future harvests. Every harvest carries seed for the future.
I have come to the place where I even see how I pay my bills as seed. Rather than complaining about another bill, I give thanks for God’s provision and sow the seed (the payment) toward providing for my family. My attitude changes a bill from a weed to a seed! Weeds consume the nutrients that were destined to grow a fruitful plant. Negative attitudes, words and fearful thoughts do the same thing. An opportunity to pay an electric bill can be approached with faith or with dread. If you can see it as sowing God’s provision toward meeting the needs of the family, it becomes an act of thanksgiving and faith. If you approach bill paying with a negative attitude and fear, it releases an opposite power. Complaining and fear are the weeds that consume the potential of our lives. We can approach our daily lives as overcoming sowers, or as whining victims. In both cases we are sowing, but only in the first case are we sowing to the Spirit.
“…he who sows to the Spirit will of the Spirit reap everlasting life.”Galatians 6:8