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It Shall Prosper

"For as the rain cometh down, and the snow from heaven, and returneth not thither, but watereth the earth, and maketh it bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower, and bread to the eater: So shall My Word be that goeth forth out of My Mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and It Shall Prosper in the thing whereto I sent it."  Isaiah 55:10-11 KJV

When snow blankets the earth and trees, little thought is given the little seed nestled beneath the frozen crust waiting for the warmth of spring. The tree’s sap lies in its reservoir of roots beneath the soil waiting patiently for the thaw that’s sure to come. The rays of golden sun finally break through the dismal clouds and paint the sullen earth below with color and beauty. The seeds open, the grass unfurls, and the trees stretch to bask in the golden glow. Snow melts into a life nurturing flow of water that brings the hidden seed springing forth in response to its gentle caress. Life leaps from the earth to welcome the sunlight. Spring rain brings bountiful nourishment to the awakening life that unfolds to meet it. Do not doubt the veracity of God’s Word when life’s winter doubts obscure its Light. It will come to pass, “as He Said!” As rain remains to do its duty in the earth, God’s Word will not go unfulfilled. As snow inevitably melts under the glow of sunlight, God’s Word will melt the frozen soul and the “Good Seed” will spring forth in joyous profusion. God’s Word nourishes and refreshes young and mature Christian alike. Water a seed and it will lift the walls of buildings off their foundations. Give a tree light and it will anchor itself tightly in the clefts of the rock and not be moved. Are we so anchored to the Word that when life’s storms assail us we remain “steadfast and immoveable in the work of the Lord?” Jesus called His disciples from the mundane to the majestic. We must heed His example and call men from the sleep of death to the walk of Life. We must leave the entanglement of the “nets” of doubt and discouragement, and follow Christ into “Life more abundant.” Heavenly “Son Light” has a way of bringing life to glorious color. Let’s not be the passing cloud that obscures, nor the careless footstep that crushes. Let’s be the Lord’s “watering cans.” “Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves.” Do you treat others as you treat yourself?

The Living Word will never die,
Abiding ever, aye to aye,
And when forever’s sands are run,
It will remain completely, done. –CGP

“Now the parable [of the sower] is this: The seed is the Word of God. Those by the way side are they that hear; then cometh the devil, and taketh away the Word out of their hearts, lest they should believe and be saved. They on the rock are they, which, when they hear, receive the Word with Joy; and these have no root, which for a while believe, and in time of temptation fall away. And that which fell among thorns are they, which, when they have heard, go forth, and are choked with cares and riches and pleasures of this life, and bring no fruit to perfection. But that on the good ground are they, which in an honest and good heart, having heard the Word, keep (obey) it, and bring forth fruit with patience.” God’s Word is the “Good Seed.” Water it daily. It will prosper as promised. Abundant harvest awaits the faithful. God’s Word has proclaimed it so!

"Let the Word of Christ dwell in you richly in all Wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with Grace in your hearts to the Lord." Colossians 3:16 KJV

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