Seeds, not all grow – but all have potential

I really do not know how to pick up my story from here, it has been such a long time since I posted anything at all…

That doesn’t mean that nothing at all has been happening in my life, it means seasons have come, seasons have gone, things have changed, my church has changed and is still changing. People have come and gone in my life, sadly some have gone to be with the Lord, and for many of them that probably came as a happy release from sadness and pain; to be with the Lord can be far better, as the apostle Paul once reflected.

I have added a new page but kept the old About which was posted 6 years ago… if you should want to read the new page it mentions my Summer of change … a long, hot summer in which the Lord has revealed more and more of His Gracious Face, He has been my Teacher and it has been my delight to learn from Him.

Seeds, not all grow – but all have potential‘ I scribbled that, an opening note in a new notebook in April this year, life had been very full, very hectic, with little time to sit and reflect; even morning quiet times had been swallowed up as I battled to get important tasks finished in time for A.G.M.s but now that was done and I was able to return to my quiet times, and reflect on many, many things that the Lord had been showing, and not so much whispering as shouting.

It is possible that like myself, you too, if you are reading this, may also be in the position I was in, busy, busy but not in earning a living, I am an older retired, woman, but, like me you may be the one who picks up the church jobs that others put down, you do that because there is no one else, there is still a shortage of labourers in God’s vineyard… and those jobs are the necessary ones that keep the vineyards open, the invisible chores that Sunday visitors are quite unaware of, until something goes wrong.

Well, I began a new notebook to try to jot down those word and picture seeds – so freely and generously given- ‘ when there was time I could think about them, perhaps even do something about them. however my thinking on priorities and time were not in accordance with my Lord’s and over my summer of change .. He has reordered both my priorities and thinking for me

And me? I love my Teacher for that! I praise and thank Him for every stern and kind rebuke.

Seeds, not all grow – but all have potential‘ It is a fact that if you don’t sow seeds they will not grow, a packet of seeds, sacks full of seed will not grow if they are left on the shelf, in the cupboard, in the barn. Neither will the beautiful seeds which the Lord gives through the Holy Spirit. In all the practical things which I was doing, in all those long days, and nights sometimes (it would be nothing for me to working away until the early hours on accounts, reports) When was I going to get those seeds sown and their potential released?

And all the while, through those long, busy hours I was crying out to God for the opportunity to start sowing instead of storing. And He heard and that is the story of this Summer. Something had to change; better someone had to change and that someone was me.

The summer was long, hot, dry. But my eyes wet often, with tears of Holy Spirit rain

I was in danger of becoming a hoarder of spiritual gifts. Jesus the Teacher decided it was time to take me in hand.

“For the heavens are as high above the earth as my ways are above your ways, my thoughts above your thoughts. For as the rain and the snow come down from the sky and do not return before having watered the earth, fertilising it and making it germinate to provide seed for the sower and food to eat, so it is with the word that goes forth from my mouth: it will not return to me unfulfilled or before having carried out my good pleasure and having achieved what it was sent to do.

(Isaiah 55:9-11 . N.J.B)

13 thoughts on “Seeds, not all grow – but all have potential

  1. Welcome back! Know that your labor in the Lord was not in vain. What father who loves his child does not correct him or her? So it is with our Heavenly Father. God is the God of Change. Each day is a new day filled with new mercy for us. Be encouraged and faint not. Continue to listen to that still small voice of a whisper (and maybe even sometimes a shout) from His heart to yours. Continue to plant the seeds that God gives to you to share with your readers. Be strong and good courage for God says, “Well done!” Love you and praying for you!!!

    1. Would greatly value your prayers. I am giving the Word for the next couple of Sunday Evenings. Autumn is certainly begining in a different way. Thank you for your visit and encouraging words.

      1. Heavenly Father, I come before Your Throne of Grace lifting whisperingleaves up before You in prayer. I ask that You give her a fresh Rhema Word to give to Your people. As she studies Your divinely-inspired Word, show her the great revelations that You would have her minister to the hearts of those who may listen. Strengthen her in her spirit, mind, and body as she obediently prepares to deliver Your Word for the next couple of Sunday evenings. Let the Word that she gives bring forth salvation and deliverance to Your people and glory and honor to Your Name. I ask these things in faith, believing that You will bring them to pass, and patiently wait for their natural manifestation. In Jesus’ Anointed and Matchless Name…Amen!!!

  2. Thank you so much for this message. It is so true that a person can miss out on the harvest of a package of seeds that go unplanted. For many years I had a beautiful packet of the best seeds anyone can happen upon on this earth, but their growth potential was stifled as the package remained unopened and tucked away on a shelf. I kept asking God to harvest these seeds in my life yet failed to open the package containing them! Today, I am happy to say that several years ago I finally saw the value of those seeds and have been experiencing their full potential as they bring growth in my heart. What an amazing gift God has given us in The Bible and its explosive potential.

    1. I am one of those who has valued the seeds you have sown Elizabeth and look forward to seeing the flowers and fruit of new seeds sown by yourself and the joy you will receive from our Father’s hand will more than make up for the showers of rain you have known. God bless you!

      1. Thank you so much! Your words are like a healing balm. Sorry, I just saw your comment. May the Lord continue to bless you especially this beautiful holiday season.

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