In my morning devotions I was drawn to Paul’s writing on resurrection. He uses powerful imagery of a seed to make his point:
“…When you put a seed into the ground, it doesn’t a grow into a plant unless it dies first…You plant a “dead” seed; soon there is a flourishing plant. There is no visual likeness between seed and plant” 1 Corinthians 15:36 (NLT)
A seed is dry and looks almost lifeless, yet it has much potential. When a seed is planted in the darkness of the soil, it soon breakthroughs the soil into a glorious plant. Without going through this transformation process , this seed will not perform as a plant.
A few lessons to ponder as you start this week and looking ahead into 2014:
1. You have great potential in you. You may look nothing like it – dry, wilted and struggling, but there is something great and alive in you
2. The circumstances of life are the soil in which the seeds in you will be birthed
3. A seed is not ‘buried’ but ‘planted’. When going through transformation process you are not dying but being changed. You may not like the process, but it’s what brings your progress.
4. A photo is developed in a dark room like a seed. The negative experiences of life are the dark places where your potential is developed
Transform from dry seed to a lively plant. If you don’t transform you will deform. If you transform you will perform.
Declare: I have the seeds of greatness in me. I flourish where I am planted. I am productive and fruitful.
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