"Truly, truly, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat
falls into the earth and dies, it remains alone;
but if it dies, it bears much fruit."
"Trust in the Lord with all your heart,
The Lord speak today through His prophet, "Seed within a seed."
A little later I heard the Holy Spirit speak into my spirit as the Lord ministered to us through the voice and heart of our pastor from God's Word in Isaiah 55:8-11. I heard the Holy Spirit say, "Let the seed of your personal promise die so that the seed of kingdom promise can come forth."
The Lord was showing me that there is something bigger on the inside of us that He has purposed for our life. There is a seed of kingdom promise on the inside of that seed of personal promise that He has given you and that you are continuing to hang onto. This personal seed of promise must first fall to the ground and die so that the greater seed of promise, the kingdom seed, the seed that carries in it the potential to effect the world in a far greater way than you could ever imagine can come forth and manifest.
God's ways ARE higher than our ways, and His thoughts ARE higher than our thoughts. He has kingdom purpose in each of us, but we must first trust Him by dying to our own ways of "figuring it out" and manipulating the situation to make it happen. Because God IS LIFE and He is the Creator of ALL life, He makes life come from death, and therefore the dying of our personal seed of promise allows the life of the greater seed of God's kingdom promise and His kingdom purpose to come forth and blossom.
So trust Him and receive the rain of His Spirit as it waters the seed within the seed of your promise. Trust Him through the hard times, the dark times, the times when you just don't know what else to do or say. TRUST HIM and let God bring forth His kingdom purpose out of His seed of promise within you.
and do not lean on your own understanding.
In all your ways acknowledge Him and He
will make your path straight."
"For My thoughts are not your thoughts,
neither are your ways My ways, declares the Lord.
For as the heavens are higher than the earth,
so are My ways higher than your ways.
For as the rain and the snow come down from heaven,
and do not return there without watering the earth,
and making it bear and sprout,
and furnish seed to the sower and bread to the eater,
So shall My word be which goes forth from My mouth;
It shall not return to Me empty,
without accomplishing what I desire,
and without succeeding in the matter for which I sent it. "
Thank You, Lord, that You have planted seed in us, the seed of Your promise, and as we plant that seed in the ground, dying to our own expectations, and allowing the fulness of the life inside of it to come forth and manifest, we thank You that You are faithful to water our seed by the rich waters of Your Spirit that fall like rain from heaven. Thank You, Lord, that You have kingdom purpose in each of Your children. Your ways, Your plans and Your purposes can only be accomplished by Your Spirit and not by our might and our power and our manipulations. Forgive us and help us to follow You only and lean not on our understanding of how we think it should happen. Help us to seek first Your kingdom and Your will. Help us to surrender and just obey as we lean into YOU and hear Your voice and feel Your leading. Grace, Lord, grace like rain falling down shall water and grow us into who we are to become IN YOU. Amen