“Sow for yourselves righteousness; reap in mercy; break up your fallow ground, for it is time to seek the Lord, till He comes and rains righteousness on you.” Hosea 10.12
We are all farmers. We all have our pockets full of seeds and as we go through our days, we continually reach in and sow seeds that will eventually bring forth a harvest in our lives. In one pocket are seeds of righteousness and in the other unrighteousness. My question is this; are we aware and conscious of the quality and viability of the seeds we sow? Sometimes I catch myself reaching in for a seed of negativity or doubt, poverty or rebellion but not really stopping to think about its future. The harsh reality is that every seed sown will bring forth a harvest. The principles of sowing and reaping do not only pertain to money, but to every area of our lives.
It is amazing how weeds will grow so fast and take root so firmly, even when the good seeds are struggling for life. Weeds will grow in the most unlikely places, in poor soil and even up through hard concrete! They don’t need water or even fertilizer! But seeds destined for beauty require proper soil preparation and the right combination of fertilizers to produce the coveted blooms we dream of. The same is true of spiritual seeds.
A seed of negativity or criticism does not need much to sprout new life. Anywhere it falls, it is going to grow and the weeds of anger will choke and suffocate life without apology. The next time you catch yourself reaching into the pocket that is full and overflowing with the seeds of unrighteousness, be reminded that the harvest will come quickly and we will not like the taste of its fruit!
The seeds of righteousness, peace and joy are not so quick to take root. Just like the seed of a breathtaking flower, the seeds of prosperity require well-prepared soil and an attention to their nurturing. You see, when we speak God’s promises of blessing over our lives but do not have a heart prepared to receive it, the seed is choked up by the unprepared soil of doubt. You can quote scripture and replay your prophetic word all day long, but if your harvest field is dry and starved, the seed will have a hard time finding a place to root. If you have spent your life sowing the seeds of unrighteousness, it is time to break up your fallow ground in anticipation of the promises of God!
Be aware which pocket you are drawing your seeds from. Do you desire a harvest of bitterness or one of blessing? The answer to this question could change your life! The harvest of mercy comes to those who have sown the seeds of righteousness and prepared their soil to receive divine prosperity!