Believing the Promises of God - in His Word

Against all hope, Abraham in hope believed… Without weakening in his faith… Yet he did not waver through unbelief regarding the promise of God, but was strengthened in his faith and gave glory to God, being fully persuaded that God had power to do what He had promised. ~ Romans 4 [selected 18-21]

Monday, May 5, 2008

One Seed - Much Fruit

As I ran my finger over the cover of a little booklet called The Greatest Discovery written by Jim Cymbala [Pastor of the Brooklyn Tabernacle] this morning, I stared at the picture showing a dandelion flower that was past blooming - into its "feather dust" stage. Half the seeds were scattered in mid air. I thought about this 40-Day journey that I am on with the LORD right now. Today is Day 25.


If you've been following the title Labels for these Blogs you'll have noticed that this Journal period has been entitled:

A Handful of Seeds - Centered on God's Word

As I am in the Desert of Waiting during this 40-day journey - God continues to point me to Prayer and God's Word. Did you know that even in the desert there are beautiful plants that bloom?

God continues to work for "Good" to those who love Him... Every seed of His Word that He plants in our hearts - is for good - for His kingdom purposes. Remember that EVERYTHING God does - is connected to Seed Time and Harvest. Ponder in your heart today everything that happens to a seed before it can produce fruit for the harvest: Dying, buried in the ground, the outer shell fallsoff, it is watered, new life shoots forth from the darkness - toward the light of the Sun. It receives nourishment from the Sun and water from the rain - then it will bring forth the harvest of fruit it was intended to produce. And its fruit will be the same as that of the tree.

John 12:24

I tell you the truth, unless a kernel of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains only a single seed. But if it dies, it produces many seeds.

Matthew 13:32

"Though it is the smallest of all your seeds, yet when it grows, it is the largest of garden plants and becomes a tree, so that the birds of the air come and perch in its branches."

Romans: 8:28

28 And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose. [emphasis added]

Psalm 84:11

For the LORD God is a sun and shield; the LORD bestows favor and honor; no good thing does He withhold from those whose walk is blameless [upright]. [emphasis added]

Galatians 3:15-17

15 Brothers, let me take an example from everyday life. Just as no one can set aside or add to a human covenant that has been duly established, so it is in this case. 16 The promises were spoken to Abraham and to his seed. The Scripture does not say "and to seeds," meaning many people, but "and to your seed,"meaning one person, who is Christ. 17What I mean is this: The law, introduced 430 years later, does not set aside the covenant previously established by God and thus do away with the promise.

Words and Music by: Chance Scoggins

Every promise that You’ve made
and every dream… that You’ve given
I believe the moment that You said it –
it was done!
So even at my final breath when I’m…
standing on the edge of death I know
You’ll find me holding onto the Hope…
of days to come!

Choosing JOY,

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