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Thursday, May 16, 2024

Acknowledge Your Seed



Are you aware that you already have enough to live an abundant life?  If you have Jesus, you have enough. His finished work for you is complete and perfect. You lack nothing in it. Perhaps, all you see is what you lack instead of what you already have.


When you understand how God’s Kingdom works, you realize that there is more than enough for every need in your life.  The problem you have is your focus. The enemy wants you to focus on what you lack instead of knowing the resources Jesus Christ has given you to live an abundant life (John 10:10). 


Quit focusing on your needs and begin to acknowledge the “seeds” God has given you to sow. It isn’t your need that deserves your focus and time. God’s truth is the incorruptible seed that deserves your undivided attention.


When faced with a negative situation, an illness, or a need, most of us immediately focus on that need. Instead of taking every thought captive in obedience to Christ (2 Corinthians 10:5), we take every thought captive to that need. We think about it all the time. We talk and compare ourselves to others. We get on the internet and research symptoms and look for answers. Our days are consumed with that need. We only see what we lack.


In Matthew 14:16-18, we see that the disciples were focused on the need. When Jesus saw that the crowd following Him had no food, He told His disciples, “You give them something to eat.” And how did the disciples answer Him? “We have here only five loaves and two fish.” Jesus’ response was, “Bring them here to Me.”


The disciples responded like most of us do by only focusing on the need. Hadn’t they witnessed healing and miracles? But now they only saw what was lacking instead of seeing what was available in Jesus. 


What we see will determine how we live. If we only see our needs, pains, hurts, and failures, they will be the focus of our lives. Negative expectations promise us a future of all we lack instead of what we have received in Jesus. When we meet every trial in life with “I have only,” our hope will clearly reflect those limitations.


If we focus on God’s truth living within us, our lives align with His truth. When we acknowledge every good thing we have received in Christ, we experience the true value and fruit of our faith (Philemon 1:6).


God’s truth is our greatest supply. It changes our destiny. His truth is not changed by our circumstances, illnesses, or what happens in this world. The resources of God’s truth are spiritual and supersede all things. In Christ, all of God’s resources are ours to overcome affliction. The Lord delivers us from them all (Psalm 34:19).


What are the seeds of God’s grace in our lives?  His Word. His Name. His Covenant. His Blood. His Spirit. His Gifts. His Promises. His Armor. His Authority. His Faith. His Joy.  His Peace. We lack nothing in Jesus Christ. However, we may feel so overwhelmed by our needs that we have trouble believing these resources are ours in our new lives. But they are. These resources must be sown as seeds in our lives to abundantly produce fruit.


If we could only open our spiritual eyes to the wealth of God’s seeds within us, we would be on the road to overcoming the cares of the world and the lies of the enemy. 


Jesus taught that the Kingdom of God is like a man scattering seed on the ground. Every day we are sowing seeds in our lives. The seeds we sow are either the seeds of God’s truth or the seeds of what is contrary to His truth. Whatever we sow will produce in our lives of itself. 


You are born again “not of corruptible seed but incorruptible, through the word of God which lives and abides forever” (1 Peter 1:23).

What seeds are you sowing? What are you focusing on?  Sow seeds of God’s truth into your need. Sow seeds of healing and provision. Quit concentrating on your needs and what you lack. Start acknowledging your seed.





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