“Build houses and settle down; plant gardens and eat what they produce.” (Jeremiah 29:5)
What is a spiritual garden? How do one cultivate a spiritual garden?
A couple of years ago, I planted various types of seeds in my small garden. Unfortunately, due to physical limitations, my rows were crooked, and back pain made it difficult to deeply plant seeds. Guess what? Even though seeds were not planted deep enough to catch root, I was shock to have been able to harvest organic vegetables before a severe storm destroyed the garden.
Does my garden experience remind you of the devil prowling around looking for converted Christians to plant into minds his evil seeds causing storms, division, and destroying our faith in the Lord? When he succeeds, minds are crooked and we are unable to plant and cultivate spiritual seeds from the Word into dark minds. Matthew 9:37, reads Then He said to His disciples, “The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest; therefore, to send out workers into His harvest field.”
Are we workers harvesting minds out of a world of darkness and into the Bible to see the SON Light?
It would be difficult to harvest and baptize others in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit if our spiritual journey is crooked, or veer from the narrow path to salvation. It is imperative to stay on the narrow road while remaining steadfast in planting spiritual seeds deeply rooted in the Word of God. This helps us from easily being uprooted by wiles of the devil and storms that will cross our paths.
“Now he who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will also supply and increase your store of seed and will enlarge the harvest of your righteousness.” (II Corinthians 9:10)
I will continue planting deep spiritual seeds to decorate my soul with faith, goodness, knowledge, self-control, perseverance, godliness, mutual affection, wisdom, and love to make my calling and election sure to receive a crown of life. God’s Words work when deeply rooted in our mind and cultivated with spiritual seeds of the Spirit.
Ending with Sister Copeland’s devotion titled “The Working of God’s Word” (II Timothy 3:16-17) It states “The Bible is certainly a rich tome! For millennia we have known that we need “every word that procced from the mouth of God” (Matthew 4:4). And Paul told us the written Word of God provides us with doctrine, reproof, correction, and instructions in righteousness. When you think about it, that’s an enormous amount of information!
Devotion continues with “In the English language, those four categories sound very similar. But the original Greek makes them more distinct: doctrine is teaching and instruction; reproof is a conviction; correction is restoration to an upright or right state; improvement of life or character; and instruction in righteousness is teaching that leads to being “acceptable to God.” Righteousness being “integrity, virtue, purity of life, rightness, correctness being “integrity, virtue, purity of life, rightness, correctness of thinking, feeling and action (blueletterbible.org).
“Praise God for His abundant Word. When we absorb and obey its tenets, we will find ourselves well-equipped, pure in belief, and able to accomplish everything He has for us to do.”
My final thought: Even though my seeds were not planted deep to catch root and I was able to harvest organic vegetables before the storm; this is not the case when it comes to planting the Word of God. His Word must be planted deep and rooted in a dark world.
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Please feel free to share types of spiritual seeds from the Word of God you are planting.