Mothers Day Front Porch Blessing
There’s something profound that happens when a seed is planted into the ground.
It’s not something we can easily explain because it involves faith, something we can be sure of, even while we can not see the end at the beginning.
It also involves different elements and conditions. The type of soil the seed is planted into, the surroundings that are around the seed, even the expectations of the one who planted the seed.
The seed- it’s just a seed.
And- there are MANY different types of seed.
It’s full of possibilities. It’s full of potential…
Potential to ‘be’ what it was designed to be.
But a seed unplanted? It is just a seed… it’s unborn potential of what ‘might‘ be…
But imagine for a moment how far reaching that one tiny seed could travel once it IS planted!
You see, the ‘seed’ was programmed to reproduce after its own kind.
Every single form of life, God created uniquely and miraculously within itself, the potential seed to reproduce after its own kind.
The tomato plant bears tomatoes. Within the tomato are… you guessed it…seeds.
Seeds of potential that, if planted, will reproduce more tomatoes.
But what would happen if, say, the tomato seed was never planted?
Let’s say, for purpose of illustration, the tomato seed was placed inside an envelope, and stored away in a dresser drawer for years…
The little seed, intended for so much more life to bring… remains only just a seed… a seed of possibility, a seed of potential… but never realized it’s purpose.
Today, I want to suggest the amazing POWER that is concealed with the seed of our thoughts, our words, and our prayers for our children.
As a mother of three different, uniquely individually talented and gifted children, I was challenged.
I was challenged in planting the seeds of hope for my children in the garden of my heart.
See, I had to realize the gifts within each of my children, and recognize each one is unique in their own right.
And I had to weed out the garden of my heart with prayer.
I had to protect and nurture the environment in which the seeds of their lives were planted…
And like each seed we plant in our gardens, each child take time to grow it’s roots into the soil of life, even before the ‘plant’ from the seed raises to the surface!
When a seed is planted, it’s thrust into the darkness of the soil.
It’s covered up.
It’s not seen.
It’s seemingly isolated, and alone.
But just like when the fertilized seed is planted into the womb is unseen, in a dark place… the seed planted in the soil is unseen, in a dark place.
But it’s the thoughts, words and prayers we give towards the seeds that help them develop.
God’s Word in Jeremiah 29:11 says “for I know the thoughts I have towards you, sayeth the Lord, thoughts of good and not of evil, thoughts to prosper you and not to harm you.”
When we put our faith in the Word of God, cling to it, trust in it, BELIEVE it, no matter what we see, hear, think, imagine, feel… and when we keep confessing what God’s Word says, the unseen realm changes the seen realm.
Something happens in the soil of our heart.
A confidence in what God is doing takes over the uncertainty of what we are not seeing.
When we add in the POWERFUL fertilizer of prayer, oh my!
God watches over His Word and performs it! GOD is the miracle grow for our seed!
He will cause those things that are not as though they are!
His plans that He alone deposited into the seed of our children’s life begins to unfold, and our family garden begins to bear much fruit, bursting with flavor and variety!
This Mothers Day, May 2017, my three blessings demonstrated their love towards me in their own unique way.
I wouldn’t want it any other way.
The seeds planted into the lives of our children when they were babies have grown into a beautiful, loving, blooming garden of life.
Our son, who is self employed with a busy Handyman business that specializes in flooring, ceramic tile and bath remodels, hand delivered me beautiful flowers.
And he spent time with me. For him, the sacrifice of time away from his growing business was a huge gift!
I’m STILL enjoying the beautiful flowers!
Our last born daughter Morganne Grace and her husband Asa blessed us with invitation of their college graduations on the same day. They are newlyweds of 17 months.
They graduated from BOTH colleges debt free! They treated us to lunch with them afterwards… gifted me with a meaningful card and thoughtful practical gift that was on my ‘wish list’.
And our first born daughter, Helen Page, who lives four and 1/2 hours from us- oh my- it’s hard on a momma being separated from your child- even though they are grown and independent!
She sent me a Mothers Day blessing that greeted me today on my front porch… which inspired me to write today’s blog…
When I arrived home from healing service today, a package that was assembled by Helen awaited me with much forethought, time and creativity… and will keep reproducing…
Each gift of love came from seeds of love that were planted years ago, watered with thought, God’s Word, and much prayer.
And these seeds? Our children?
They continue to reproduce after their own kind.
I’m grateful to God for a full garden.
I’m grateful for the variety of uniqueness in my children.
I’m thankful to God that He directs the seeds of our children to grow, prosper, bless, and bring in a rich harvest, each in their own individuality, uniquely special way.
And I’m eternally grateful to stand beside this incredible man, my soul mate and high school sweetheart, ministry partner and husband to watch God’s love continue to reproduce in the seed of our marriage.