FRIDAY, MARCH 24, 2023

Helen's Message for today


We have been talking a lot about seeds lately. One thing for sure, you will never get any type of harvest if you never plant a seed.

Jesus called himself a seed when He said in John 12:24, “Verily, verily, I say unto you, except a corn (kernel) of wheat fall into the ground and die, it abideth alone: but if it die, it bringeth forth much fruit.”

A harvest starts with the planting of a seed. Every seed has potential, but where it is planted determines its outcome. Every life is a seed my friend. When we come to Christ, we are called “…trees of righteousness, a planting of the Lord...” (Isaiah 61:3c.) Jesus planted his life in us as a seed. Now it is up to us to nourish it and bring it into its full potential.

We know there will be stony, wayside, and thorny ground where this seed is planted. The way to have potential when the seed is planted is to get rid of the thorns and stones in our heart from the life we have lived. We also must be serious about this seed, and not neglect it like the one planted on the wayside.

As we move into the presence of God daily, and spend time reading the Word of God, we will see that seed grow. Like any seed, it must be watered daily. This happens through the “water of the word.” That brings the potential greater than just letting it sit idly in our heart.

You are capable of full potential. What your potential will be is your decision. God will help you overcome every obstacle to reach that potential. Expect Him to help you. Keep the promises of God close at hand, and never doubt that you will reach the place of full maturity in Christ. It is yours, but it takes faith and action to bring it about. Just know this, the seed planted is the Lord himself, and you can do this with His help.