Genesis 26:4 (KJV)
And I will make thy seed to multiply as
the stars of heaven….While this refers to the proverbial seed meaning
the fruit of the body; we are also looking at the literal interpretation of
Mark 4:26-28 (KJV)
said, So is the kingdom of God, as if a man should cast seed into the ground; And
should sleep, and rise night and day, and the seed should spring and grow up,
he knoweth not how. For the earth bringeth forth fruit of
herself; first the blade, then the ear, after that the full corn in the ear.
One Seed - by Rosemary Phillips
There once was a seed that decided to grow
While others laughed and teased,
But that seed just wouldn’t say “No”,
In itself it truly believed.
The seed took root and grew real tall
While others laughed and teased,
“You won’t last long, you’ll only fall.”
Yet the seed became a tree.
Now that tree is fully grown
Now it’s making seeds
Strong enough – it won’t be long
As they grow up into trees.
Next time that you’re seeking shade
You’ll find it under a tree
Remember that seed and the risk it made
How it grew for you and me.
It took one seed to make a difference
It took one seed to grow up tall
It took one seed to have the courage
One seed that’s all.
Every seed has Potentials & Capabilities
this is exactly what it says, potentials. By definition it is latent
qualities or abilities that may be developed and lead to future success or
usefulness. It is not
what is but what can be, it refers to the ability of the seed based on its
condition and inherent genetic codes. In the same way we all carry a unique
seed hidden within our DNA by God the creator. Unveiling this seed is called self-discovery;
it only happens though a critical process of self-examination.·
this refers to the ability of the seed to yield its potentials. Here is a
definition I like ‘A capability is the ability to
perform or achieve certain actions or outcomes through a set of controllable
and measurable faculties, features, functions, processes…’-Wikipedia. While all
mango seeds can grow into a mango tree, not all mango trees yield fruits at the
same level. The final performance of every seed is a function of many factors, intrinsic
- Be true and honest to yourself
:The seed is preprogrammed and can only deliver to
type. The treasures you can express are the treasures you carry. You can’t
bring out what’s not in you. While you can be encouraged by another person’s
performance in their own area of strength, you must find your own area of
strength and develop it
Value your seed:
The seed sometimes looks ordinary, but you must
value it, believing that though it might be small, it is significant. Chances
are if you don’t value it, you won’t appreciate it. You only invest into things
you appreciate e.g. relationship, ideas, skills etc.
Seed is always faithful:
A seed responds regardless, because it is programed
to. When you appreciate your seed and invest into it, the seed responds to your
appreciation by increasing in value. All things being equal, your seed responds
faithfully to you faithfulness. If you diligently concentrate on your talent
and invest the right amount of effort, you can build it to the level that’ll
yield you enormous returns.
- Freedom from other unhelpful
materials: There are things you must keep your seed from if it
must deliver; Heat, Pests, naysayers and so on.
Intense temperature: Heat is required for your seed
to grow; it remains dormant if the heat is inadequate. Sometimes you the right
amount of heat in your life to bring out the best in you.
Make room: you must make room for your seed to
thrive, this means concentrating on your seed and servicing its needs.
…to be continued