As we are in the autumn season, I was reminded of my childhood, growing up on a wheat farm in Oklahoma.
In the summer after the wheat harvest, my father would prepare the soil for the next year’s harvest and in the autumn, he would sow the wheat seed. Throughout the winter months, we would wait for the rains to water the seed and wait for it to come up and watch it grow. In the spring, we would see the wheat heads form and ripen to a golden color for the harvest in early June. We simply had faith that once the seed was in the ground, rains would come, nature would take its course and the golden heads of wheat would be ready to be harvested next summer.
Our prayers can be like seed
It reminds me of when we pray we are sowing seed, asking God in faith for what we desire. Once we have asked, things start happening behind the scenes, whether we are asleep or awake, God is at work, preparing an answer to our prayers. In God’s timing the answer will be evident and we will “reap” the results of our seed (prayer) sown.
However, we must have faith trusting God is at work even when it seems like nothing is happening while we are wait for the seed (prayers) to sprout, grow, and bring forth a harvest.
One little seed has a lot of potential, it seems so small, but under the right conditions, this one seed can grow into a plant that will yield a great harvest! Spiritual multiplication is the same. The seed (prayers) that we sow in the lives of our grandchildren will produce a harvest, even into the future generations and yield a harvest of blessing in the future.
Questions: What are you asking God in faith for your grandchildren today?
Are you able to fully trust God with the seeds of prayers that you are sowing to bring forth a harvest in the lives of your grandchildren?
“And let us not grow weary while doing good,
for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart” (Galatians 6:9, NKJV)
“Prayer is one of the easiest subjects to talk upon, but one of the hardest to practice.”
−Henrietta Mears, What the Bible Is All About, p.598.
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By Lillian Penner