FRIDAY, MAY 19
Scripture: Mark 4:28-29
Verse 28 says, “For the earth yields crops by itself: first the blade, then the head, after that the full grain in the head.” This points us to the process by which every farmer has to function and operate. First, you plow the soil. Second, you plant the seed. Third, you water it. Fourth, you weed it. Weeding soil means removing thorns, rocks and weeds. The fifth step is verse 29 which says, “But when the grain ripens, immediately he puts in the sickle, because the harvest has come.” That is the five steps of crop formation and it works for us in the spiritual just as it works for farmers in the natural. We are supposed to pray in the Spirit until we get an understanding. Then we act on that understanding. When we act on it, we have planted our seed. But then we have to continue walking in it. We have to weed it and water it. Watering spiritual soil is the washing of the water of the Word. We have to be diligent to water our soil. And with great expectation we anticipate the fruit of God’s promise to come. We act on the Word until we get the harvest! Growing in the Word is greatly enhanced by coupling it with praying in the Spirit!