Those of us who live in cities might lose sight of this fact, but everything comes from a seed. Trees come from seed. Flowers come from seed. Potatoes come from seed. Carrots come from seed. Lettuce comes from seed. Tomatoes come from seed.

Our sweet puppies and kittens come from seed, as do hens and cattle.

We come from seed. 🙂

And we all know that it is only when seeds are planted by some means do they grow and develop into what they were designed to become.

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Most of us remember that Jesus said God’s word is seed. Every promise of God—forgiveness, eternal life and everything else that pertains to life and godliness—is given to us in seed form. Just like physical seed, it is only when it is planted that it can become what it was designed to be. Jesus went on to tell us that Word Seed of any kind has to be planted in the good ground of a believing heart.

I wonder how often we plant only a few of the seeds He has provided, and when the fruit of other seeds don’t show up we wonder why God has held out on us.

When He hasn’t at all. He gave every one of us all the same seed.

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“The sower soweth the word … and thy which are sown on good ground; such as hear the word and receive it and bring forth fruit, some thirty fold, some sixty, and some a hundred” (Mark 4:14-20).