By Nina Roach
Our faith in God gets choked out by worrying what tomorrow will bring, riches and the responsibilities and pleasures of life. As Believers, we have the assurance that there is a harvest awaiting us. This is one of the greatest reasons to expand the capacities of our hearts and seize the Word and hold on to every promise of God no matter what. I like to call this "sticky faith." By making the problem stick to the promise until there's a harvest.
I don't know about you, but I like good results. The time and efforts that I put into anything that I do, I am expecting a great outcome. We can all see and hear what is happening in our world. I am sad and feel pain when I'm hurting, and others are too. I know what it's like to have constant internal battles within as you're walking out the healing processes. And to experience lack when there are so many great needs, and the pressures of life seem to overwhelm me. These are just some of the reasons and many more why we should take the time to download the Word of God into our hearts early.
Early doesn't necessarily mean the time of day. The kind of early that I am suggesting is early before worry starts bombarding your day and doubt begins to set into your heart. Early before you get a doctor's report, and before your spouse or best friend disappoints you. Early before the termination papers come, and before you make a decision that you may regret later.
Getting a jump start on your faith will be a sure foundation when trials and sorrows come. Jesus reminds us today in John 16:33, "I have told you all this so that you will have peace of heart and mind. Here on earth, you will have many trials and sorrows; but cheer up, for I have overcome the world."
Every Word that God has spoken is Seed. Jesus is the Seed-Word of God materialized as flesh. The Seed is meant to be sown in the grounds of our hearts. Just like a good farmer—he sows into good ground with great anticipation so that he will reap his seasonal harvest. He does whatever is needed to protect his seed. The farmer keeps the pests away that will try to steal his seed, and he tends to his seed so that it will take root and grow. He doesn't lose heart or pull up the seed before its time by worrying about the outcome and all the responsibilities and care by his knowledge of agriculture. He patiently waits for his harvest.
Like the good farmer, we too can expect a great harvest if we don’t faint not and don’t crowd out the Word of God when tribulations, disappointments, and sorrows come. We must plant and sow the Word of God early and continue to water the engrafted Word of God by our declarations of faith. The result is that we will have an incredible harvest to welcome that has born good fruit. It is very important to check the roots of our hearts often. When we receive the right Seed and hold on to it, we will have the right results functioning in our souls and daily affairs. It's never to late to remove the weeds that have entered into in our lives. The Seed is there for us to receive the promises of God so they can start budding and produce a great harvest.
Decree It: Today I hold on to the promises of God no matter what. I have sticky faith. I choose to let my problems go and place them into God hands. My God will perfect the things that concern me. I cast all of my cares upon God because He cares for me. I deposit the truth of God's Word into my spirit, and my renewed spirit teaches my soul and body. I have a great harvest because I stick with the Word of God.