Monday, September 12, 2011
Daily Devotion for 9/12/11 It happens in stages
Good Afternoon Everyone! Happy Monday :) I hope that everyone had a wonderful weekend. I just want to send out a huge thank you to all of you who joined with me in prayer on Friday Afternoon. He heard our cries and instantly he smiled on us, evident by the sun that shone so bright for the rest of the week and weekend.
Today's Topic: It happens in stages
Scripture Text: Mark 4:28
"First the blade, then the head, after that the full grain."
Are you waiting on a promise from God to be fulfilled? Observe these words of Jesus: "The kingdom of God is as if a man should scatter seed on the ground, and should sleep by night and rise by day, and the seed should sprout and grow, he himself does not know how. For the earth yields crops by itself: first the blade, then the head, after that the full grain in the head. But when the grain ripens, immediately he puts in the sickle, because the harvest has come. (Mark 4:26-29) You have to go through certain stages before you receive that which God has promised you.
The "I don't know" stage: This is when the seed is in the ground. The harvest production is up to God entirely. But God's word is assuring so believe him for it!
The "Blade" stage: A tiny blade blowing in the breeze. It is enough to encourage you and let you know that the answer is on the way!
The "Head" stage: It starts to look like what you prayed for. It's something that you hopefully have prayed over it, that's the water. You use God's word to fertilize it and you protect it from any negative force that may try and uproot it.
Finally, The "full grain" stage: This is when God says "Put in the sickle, because your harvest has come". At this point it is crucial to recognize your harvest and begin to reap it. No matter what stage you are at today, stand on God's promise and keep trusting Him. He will not disappoint you!.
Peace and Love Family
:: LA ::