“All by itself the soil produces grain – first the stalk, then the head, then the full kernel in the head. As soon as the grain is ripe, he puts the sickle to it, because the harvest has come.” (Mark 4:28,29).
This verse was from a parable told by Jesus called, “The Parable of the Growing Seed.” When seed is planted into a soil, it takes a while before there is evidence of growth. There is a ‘Law of Progression’ that is applicable in both the natural and in the spiritual world. The progression of a child into an adult; the progression of morning into night, and the progression of a dream into a reality, are all examples of the Law of Progression.
Jesus came as a baby and waited thirty years until He was matured and ready before launching out into His ministry. If a seed of hope or vision has been planted in your heart do not give up when there is a delay. Water it with prayer and with the Word of God. Soon you will see a stalk, signs of life and movement; then its head showing you the harvest is near; and then the ripened grain when the harvest is ready.
The harvest time is a busy time to work and pick all the harvest before it is destroyed. It is important to know and rest in your season, for each season is equal in importance. There is a time to plant, a time to wait, a time to develop and mature and a time to launch out. Rest, wait and enjoy each season.
God is sovereign in my life and in control of my seasons.
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