Hope For A Prosperous Future
As the rain and snow come down from heaven, and do not return to it without watering the earth and making it bud and flourish, so that it yields seed for the sower and bread for the eater, so is my word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it. - Isaiah 55:10-11
The prophet uses water as an example of the fruitfulness of God’s word. Water is vital to the cycle of life, without it every living thing will die; with it, grass grows, trees bud and nourishment is made available for every living creature.
God’s word is vital to the life-cycle of the spirit. God gives His word, and His word becomes hope and life to all who will hear it with their heart. God says, “When I speak it is not just empty words – it is my desire being expressed and I will accomplish the purposes of my desire.”
God’s word is like water in that it is the hope being offered, even when the effects are not seen immediately. Water goes into the ground where the seed receives its life; the seed then begins to develop within itself; then at the right time the seed sprouts from the ground; and finally, in the right time there is a harvest.
Let God’s word settle into your heart and grow so that your faith will abound.
Prayer: Lord, I tend to get a little impatient with your word – I want its life to be evident NOW. Grant me the grace to wait in faith for it to take root and grow. In Jesus name, amen.
Message: God’s word is vital to the life-cycle of the spirit. God gives His word, and His word becomes hope and life to all who will hear it with their heart. Let God’s word settle into your heart and grow so that your faith will abound.
Affirmation: God's word is food for my soul. As I take in His word my soul is nourished and my faith grows.
Reflection: Can you see how God's word is to our soul what water is to the earth? If you haven't already done it begin a plan of Bible reading which will encourage you in the faith.
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