As I clock another year today, I can’t but give praise to God and appreciate Him for what He has done in my life so far. He is faithful, I can testify of His faithfulness over and again.
So for some days now, I've been wondering about how I have come to be who I am today. Where did I actually start from? I know I didn't fall down from heaven into my parents' arms, there was a process, a period of metamorphosis and then as I pondered on this, the word jumped at me: I started as a seed! As grown as I am, with many more fruitful years to live on earth if Christ tarries, I started as a seed; so small, not able to be seen with the physical eyes but here I am today- a bundle of talents!
I once followed a friend to an IVF 1procedure during which I saw how eggs were being extracted for the purpose of fertilization with the sperm outside of the body and I can't but ponder on that experience. It showed me the more, the awesomeness of God’s power. During the procedure, we were seeing the eggs that were being extracted on a screen and I tell you, they only could have been seen by a microscopic aid...so tiny and small... Amazing, in-explainable startling work of God. Yet, that was how I started, that was how you started- As a seed. From my Father‘s seed sown into my mother, the process followed a cycle that even though Medicine has tried to explain convincingly, it is a process that could only be achieved by an unfathomable ability of God. So I came into this world, and here I am, fully grown, gone through the reproduction cycle myself too. It’s just a mystery!
Nature teaches us that no matter how small, infinitesimal and minuscule a seed may be, it always ends up enormous, incomparable to how it started. The free dictionary simply defines a seed as a source or beginning; a germ. You plant an orange seed, it becomes a tree. Every seed possesses the ability and capacity to multiply and become the full representation of what the seed represents. An apple seed becomes an apple tree and so does it apply to every form of seed. I read about the palm tree that on average a palm tree will take 3 to 6 months to grow from seed, but will take about 15 years to grow to an adult size. To grow to a potted sized tree it will take about 6 years .2
The summary is that every animate thing starts from being a seed. At all times, a seed is concealed, covered and buried because without that process of being covered, (just like a fetus develops in the womb or as a plant is buried deep into the soil), the seed’s growth and germination may be truncated entirely. When a seed is sown, sometimes for days or months, you don’t see anything. It looks like it is dead, or not visible and then all of a sudden it starts to sprout and germinate. The bible says in John 12:24 Most assuredly, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the ground and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it produces much grain. Also in 1st Cor 15: 36-38 , the bible says-Foolish one, what you sow is not made alive unless it dies. 37And what you sow, you do not sow that body that shall be, but mere grain—perhaps wheat or some other grain. 38.But God gives it a body as He pleases, and to each seed its own body.
So we understand that it is God that actually makes the seed grow, giving each of them their own body: plants, animals, human and everyone!
What we see around teaches us what obtains in the spiritual realm. Let me digress a bit. The spiritual realm actually controls the physical because that is where we all emanate from. Before I go further, let me explain that the real man is the Spirit of a man. A man is made up of the spirit, soul and body. When a man dies, he sheds his physical body but his spirit remains intact and that is why in heaven (or hell) people can recognise one another. Do you remember the story of the rich man and poor Lazarus? Both were dead but yet, they could recognise one another in the life beyond. In the beginning, God breathed His Spirit into mud and Adam came alive. Hence the real man is the spirit of man.
So if the physical seeds germinate and reproduce in the physical realm, it shows us that in the spirit realm, the law of sowing applies because that is where everything emanates from. So we sow seeds every day, physically and spiritually and they all germinate. Our words, prayers, commitment, efforts at work, efforts in relationships are all seeds that grow and bring forth fruits. Most certainly!
What are the seeds you sow on a daily basis? They grow to become huge, incomparable to the seed you sow, just like I earlier said. Seeds grow, and grow big! They may not sprout or become visible overnight, but be assured that there is a process and all seeds , irrespective of their kind will fulfil its due course. If you have been serving God and you think you haven’t got any thing to show for it, relax, your seed is growing. You will see it sprout and grow so big soon. If you have been sowing the wrong types of seeds as well, there is a “time for manifestation” Mark 4 tells us the process by which the course runs. There is no need for human intervention because God has set everything in motion both in the physical and in the spiritual realms. The blade first, then the head and the full grain in the head The kingdom of God is as if a man should scatter seed on the ground, 27and should sleep by night and rise by day, and the seed should sprout and grow, he himself does not know how. 28For the earth yields crops by itself: first the blade, then the head, after that the full grain in the head.( Mark 4: 26-28)
Never forget also, as long as we are alive, seed time will never cease. We all keep sowing on a daily basis whether we are conscious of it or not. Genesis 8: 22-“While the earth remains, Seed-time and harvest, Cold and heat, winter and summer, and day and night shall not cease.”
So it’s my birthday like I said….. Eternally grateful to God for another year, I am:
A Masterpiece design by the greatest Architect of the Universe; fearfully and wonderfully made.....
-A Citizen of Heaven: with Access to all the nations of the earth.....
-Assured of God's Eternal Love...
-Bestowed with authority over the devil and his cohorts.....
-Blessed with all Spiritual blessings in the Heavenly Places.
-Child of the Most High; saved by Mercy, preserved by Grace, upheld by Favour....
-Cleansed by the blood of Jesus eternally.....
-Endowed with the most valuable Gifts in Heaven and earth ...
-Promised a crown and mansions in Heaven.
-Recipient of Grace; Redeemed by the most expensive gift anyone could give.....
Surrounded by the most blessed people on earth....
What else can I ask for in this Life of mine...Tell me?
....and of His fullness I have received: Grace for Grace
I celebrate this Life given to Me and I celebrate the Giver!
1. In vitro fertilisation (IVF) is a process by which an egg is fertilized by sperm outside the body
2. Culled from yahoo