Planting Seeds

1 Peter 1:23-“Having been born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, through the Word of God, which lives and abides forever.”

You won’t really get excited about the Word of God until you realize that it’s more than just a book of divinely inspired stories and promises. It’s a living powerful force that literally carries within it the power to make every promise become a reality in your life. Promises of salvation, promises for success, for healing and health, for victory over all the trials of life and overall the power of the enemy. Wherever you are in life, Jesus the Word has a promise for you. But you cannot be casual about this. Casual people rarely read the Bible and only go to church when they feel like it. In my over 30 years of being a Pastor, I’ve seen people who are casual about their relationship with Jesus and His Word, and their lives usually become casualties. The good news is that we have the opportunity to plant seeds that will produce a harvest of God’s goodness. Jesus makes it very clear that we have an enemy who is out to steal the Word from you (Mark 4:15). That proves that even our enemy recognizes the power of the Word of God. So, he wants to keep you away from it. Because the truth is – No Word – No Power! When the Word of God gets in you there is no devil from hell that can defeat you.

Is it tough for you to believe such a thing is possible? It shouldn’t be.

It happens in the natural world all the time.

If I were to put a tomato seed in your hand and tell you that within that tiny, dry seed lies the power to produce a stalk thousands of times bigger than the seed, to produce leaves and roots and round red tomatoes, you wouldn’t have any trouble believing that, would you? You know from experience that even though that scrawny seed doesn’t look like a tomato, somehow, given the right environment, it will become one.

Jesus says that the Word of God works by that same principle (Luke 8:11). There’s miraculous power within the Word of God. It is a seed that once planted by faith in a human heart, nurtured in the right environment (a church where faith is taught), that seed will produce more blessings than you can imagine.

Once you grasp that, you’ll get extremely excited about the Word of God. That’s what happened to me.

Over 30 years ago, I caught a glimpse of what the Word could do. I had a revelation of the power within it. I became addicted to the Word of God and it has totally transformed and changed me. It transformed how I look at life and the results of my life. I was a financially broke 125-pound drug addict with no real purpose or direction. After several years of diligently planting the seeds of God’s Word, I can confidently say that the victory that the Word of God has brought into my life still continues to blow me away. “God is faithful to do exceedingly abundantly above all we could ask or think, according to the power that works in us” (Ephesians 3:20). Doing Exceedingly Abundantly – that’s the Holy Spirit working with the Word of God that you plant in you, producing the “above all you could ask or think”. If God and His Word can do that for me there is no telling what He will and can do for you. 

After I received the revelation of how powerful planting seeds was, I became a farmer. As a father and a husband, I understood that the direction of my life was going to affect my family. So, I spent every possible moment in the Word of God. Because I wanted the power of that Word inside me more than I wanted anything else in the world. I knew it would blow the limits off of my life – limits that had held me back and kept me down for years. I knew that when I read it, I wasn’t just reading, I was planting seeds. Seeds of prosperity, seeds of health, seeds of greatness, and seeds of victory for every area of my life. Those same seeds are available to all who will take the time to plant, plant, and continue planting the Word of God in their hearts.

I knew it would blow the limits off of my life.

Don’t treat the Word of God as a book. It’s not! This book we call the Bible is Jesus. “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word (Jesus) was with God, and the Word was God. He (Jesus) was with God in the beginning (John 1:1,2). When we fall in love with the Bible, the Word of God, we are falling in love with Jesus. And because it’s Jesus, it has the supernatural power within it to produce a harvest of the goodness of God in your life for a lifetime. I encourage you today to get excited about the Word of God, become a farmer and start planting seeds today!

My prayer for you today is that you will become a farmer, a planter of the seeds of God’s Word. Then you will find out that all things are possible to them that believe.

Pointing People to Jesus,

Rocky Byers

“On Earth as it is in Heaven!”