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What's in a Seed?

Updated on April 30, 2012

"There is nothing concealed that will not be disclosed, or hidden that will not be made known." Matthew 10:26

We can not dissect a seed, look inside, and know all that it will become. There is no indicator or picture of what its future holds. Its contents are uniform and what it will become remains unknown. There is nothing within it to distinguish roots from branches, nor is there anything which will tell us what to expect of this plant. The seed of a Maple is similar in size to a pumpkin seed, yet it will grow hundreds of feet tall and live thousands of years whereas a pumpkin produces a vine and pumpkins for only a season. In every seed you find new life, ready to sprout forth and become that which God intended it to be. Nature yields to God in perfect abandon and acts as a demonstration of His Almighty omnipotence and power so that we can see that He is faithful and that He is a God who keeps His promises just as Romans 1:20 says:

"For since the creation of the world God's invisible qualities--his eternal power and divine nature--have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse."

We are not like nature. He has given us free will and, as a result, are not required to yield to His plan for our lives. No seed, when it is ready to fall can choose to say, "NO, I must hold on here, I won't leave my tree," or, "I'm only willing to let go if I can know for sure that I'll fall right over there in that sunny spot in the open field." Finally, we have to trust God's plan and purpose for our own lives. Just as the seed cannot choose where, when or if it will fall, I, too, must be willing to surrender my life to God, in order for His will to be done in and through me. He has given us the example of creation so we can see that yielding to Him is always fruitful. Our hearts are the garden where God will till and plant, if we will only choose to lay them bare before Him. He breaks up dry ground, He plants seeds of love, joy, peace, gentleness, patience, and they grow in the light of the Truth, watered daily by His Word. He creates rich soil as we grow in the knowledge of Him. Trust, yield, surrender all.


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      Christi C. 3 years ago from Franklin, TN

      Praise God, Jackie, He is so good, and where we are weak, He is all-sufficient, kind, and gently prods us on, giving us courage to attempt the seemingly impossible. If and when we do, we find the greatest blessings!

      I'd paste the whole chapter of Isaiah 61 in here if I could, but this about sums it up perfectly...when we yield to God, the unimaginable takes place:

      "They will be called oaks of righteousness,

      a planting of the Lord

      for the display of his splendor."

      Isaiah 61:3

      Isn't it amazing what a glorious God can do? So thankful for my Jesus and His saving grace! Blessings!

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      Jackie Lynnley 3 years ago from The Beautiful South

      You make a very good point. I have seen God in action in my life and I won't even brag on myself because I have no right to but when God said go I did not say no; much to everyone's surprise! Mostly mine. ^

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      Christi C. 5 years ago from Franklin, TN

      Thank you FriendofTruth, I'm glad you enjoyed it :)

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      FriendofTruth 5 years ago from Michigan

      I really enjoyed your words of encouragement Christicue, God's creation is such a sweet melody! You are so right, we do have a choice, may we be wise to learn from the fruit yielding seeds.

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      Christi C. 5 years ago from Franklin, TN

      Thank you, Tamarajo! I love how God speaks to us through His creation as well! If only we could all pause more often and take the time to listen!

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      Tamarajo 5 years ago

      an encouraging devotion for the day to submit to His plan and be confident He will cause us to grow and produce where He should so choose to plant us. I do love how He speaks to us in all that He has made. There seems to be lesson in everything. Thank you for sharing this one.