When I was 5 months pregnant with my oldest child, my mom was diagnosed with an aggressive form of leukemia. They gave her little hope of survival and no hope that she would see her first grandchild born.
My heart to this day can remember where I sat when my parents told us. After the shock passed, the pure terror hit my heart. I laid in bed and cried like I had never cried before. Thoughts of my love for my mom ran through my head with memories of the wonderful life and family I was given. Quickly those thoughts became fears of not having time to make memories again. I thought about how much my mom would be missing out on and in turn how much we would miss out on. I cried until I was empty and then when I felt like barren land, hardly even able to stand I was so weak from mourning, God spoke to my heart. In that quiet moment He said “Okay Julie. I have let you release your fear…now it’s time to fight.” Those words were life to me and it birthed a resolve in my spirit that I would stand for my mom, my family, my God!
Quickly I discovered how easy it was to sow seeds of fear and doubt. I realized finding good ground took work and toil, just as it does for farmers who work the land. I started to see things I had not seen before.
I began to be more aware of the negativities that surrounded me daily. I began to hear words of doubt and they would make me cringe. I wanted my mom to live and not die, but even more I wanted to be able to stand for what I believed. I believed that Father God is the Great Physician and Our Healer just as he said he was!
I began reading the stories of healing throughout the Bible and I knew I was sowing my seeds in good ground! Sixteen years have passed since that day of dread and fear. My mom is alive and well thanks to God alone! She not only saw her first grandchild born, but has welcomed 8 additional grandbabies!
If you are believing for something, maybe it’s time to reassess where your seeds are being planted. Is the crop around you what you desire to see? Thankfully, if it’s not, it’s not terminal. Even hard dry soil can be completely changed physically simply by adding the right things. Take time to sow into the ground of your heart the Word of God, prayer and faith! You may be surprised by just how quickly your crop changes.
Maybe you have just been sitting on the sidelines weary from the work. I’m here to tell you that your field is rested. It’s time to get back to work. It’s time to grow and shine!
Matthew 13:8-9 – “Other seeds fell on good soil and brought forth grain, some a hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty. Let anyone with ears listen!”