I am finding a great demand on my faith this year….Lord, give me the soul of a farmer to go with my faith!
Mark 4:26&27: The Kingdom of God is as if a farmer cast seed into the ground, and night and day, whether he sleeps or is up, the seed grows, though he does not know how.
Notice the picture…there is a walkway running down between the hedges, and the hedges are high and unable to see over.
The Word of God has hedged me in as high walls, restricting my view and also setting my feet on a path that goes straight between the walls of the Word.
No matter what area of my life I look at, the phrase the Lord gave me for 2013 ‘hedges’ me in:
“The fields are turning green in 2013”.
What is seen with the eye, the natural, may not look green yet, and there may not even be any sprouts visible, but all that is blocked from my view by this word…..I SEE THE FIELDS TURNING GREEN for the word fills my vision, my mind’s eye and is the faith path that I am walking on.
I think of how a farmer’s soul must be constituted: he sees nothing but green fields and harvests…..even before the seed goes into the ground. After the seed is planted, he sleeps and rises, and the earth brings forth the life in the seed and turns green. Does the farmer expect anything less? No.
A farmer lives a ‘life of faith’….no time off, no entertaining of doubts. FOCUSED on the growing seed.
Sozo: salvation (preservation, healing, provision, protection, soundness of mind and forgiveness of sins).
See the fields of our lives and ministries ‘turning green’ with this BIG WORD: SOZO!
Faith in the heart that it is working.
And the soul of a farmer to co-labor with that faith.
A harvest producing combination!