Devotion:  1 Corinthians 15:35-49, Hosea 10:12

Growing up, my dad always raised an acre garden.  He grew green beans, corn, tomatoes, peas, potatoes, cabbage and cucumbers.  We could have fed the whole street with his bumper crop of vegetables.  He would allow my sister and me to help sow the seed, fertilize, hoe out the weeds and then pick the “fruit of our labors.”  As children, we enjoyed being with our dad.  Although particular with his garden; he taught us to keep the seed in the proper row and when the shoots began to appear, not to pull up these newly formed plants with any weeds that had formed.

Those seeds were dead until we placed them in the ground.  Dad knew God would pour out His sunshine and water upon those seeds and at the right time, a harvest would be produced. The works of our hands were trusted into the hands of our Abba, Father, our Heavenly Daddy. In these scriptures, God uses this analogy of dead seed, to the resurrection of the dead.  “What is sown is perishable, what is raised is imperishable.  Our bodies are sown in dishonor, but raised in glory, sown in weakness but raised in power, sown in a natural body; raised in a spiritual body.”

In Motion:

It is time to seek the Lord, that He may come and rain righteousness upon you.  Seek His face continually.  Allow Him to pull  out the weeds that are desperately trying to choke out, the very life He intended for you to live.  He longs for you to produce much fruit, fruit that will remain. “Sow with a view to righteousness;” on a daily basis!


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