By Oke Chinye
Read: MARK 4:26-29
“And should sleep by night and rise by day, and the seed should sprout and grow, he himself does not know how” (Mark 4:27).
our control over life’s occurrences, whether good or bad is very limited. Jesus gave a parable about a man who scatters seed on the ground and goes to sleep, expecting a harvest. This man has no knowledge of how the seed grew into a plant and bore its fruits. In a similar vein, Ecclesiastes 11: 5-6 states, “As you do not know what the way of the wind is, or how the bones grow in the womb of her who is with child, so you do not know the works of God who makes everything”. God’s understanding, control and ownership are unsearchable, while yours are grossly limited.
If this is the case, what should your attitude to life be? Be sure to put in your best in everything you do and having done that go to sleep like the Sower in Jesus’ parable, leaving the results to God. Increase comes from God and whatever He is involved in will grow. In every endeavor in life, there is a seed time and a harvest time. It is only a matter of time.
Here’s God’s command to you:
“In the morning sow your seed, and in the evening do not withhold your hand; for you do not know which will prosper, either this or that, or whether both alike will be good” (Eccl 11:6). Are you going to obey this command today?
IN HIS PRESENCE is written by Pst (Mrs) Oke Chinye, Founder of The Rock Teaching Ministry (TRTM).
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