My Need Is My Seed
Another parable put he forth unto them, saying, the kingdom of heaven is likened unto a man which sowed good seed in his field. Matthew 13:24 (KJV)
. . . . and multiply your seed sown, and increase the fruits of your righteousness. 2 Corinthians 9:10b (KJV)
And saying, repent ye: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand. Matthew 3:2 (KJV)
My daughter who lives in Oklahoma has been quizzing me about gardening as she is now eager this spring to order seed, prepare soil, plant, water, weed and perform all other labors necessary to bring forth a fruitful harvest. Her questions, just now, are about seed. She wants good seed. I really know only a little about backyard gardening but the conversation has reminded me of a powerful principle that my wife and I do know something about. We have seen and experienced miracles as a result of its application. I call it, my need is my seed.
Intercede: (verb), to intervene on behalf of another.
Years ago, I would wake up on Saturday mornings with a migraine headache. Week after week, as if the calendar was set, I was crippled on my one day off. Half of it I spent on a recliner with hot presses on my forehead, frustrated and angry, unable to cut the grass, run errands, etc. My prayers for relief were ineffectual. But one Saturday this happened: with pounding pain and hot towel on my head I recalled that our church pastor was subject to severe headaches which sometimes interfered with his ministry. Moved with empathy, I intervened with prayer, not for myself, but for him. Hardly had I mumbled his name when a SUDDEN sense of wholeness, well-being and joy came over me and it was I who was healed of the migraine. My need had become the, “good seed,” the vehicle to sow on behalf of another. God gave me a new understanding of discerning my real need and serving the needs of others. A man who sows good seed in his field is likened to the Kingdom of Heaven!
Multiply your seed sown, and increase the fruits of your righteousness.
The principle is this: when you need encouragement, find someone who is discouraged and sow good seeds of hope. If lonely, reach out and begin to sow fellowship. If sick, pray for another to be healed. If short on money or supplies, give to that one who has less. All of us, especially in a time such as this, have needs. Therefore, all of us have seeds, good seeds to sow. Take inventory of your personal needs today and simply begin. A harvest of miracles awaits you and many others as the kingdom of heaven is at hand.
Post Script: Yes, we all need a hug, but please wait, “…in due season we shall reap… .” Galatians 6:9, KJV
Offered by Dak McInnis