We can count the seeds in the fruit but only God can count fruits in the seed.
Growing up I always wondered how the seed look like from the inside and if it already had many fruits in it. I would ask questions like “But if the seed is very small, how could it have many fruits in it?” and many other questions!
Germination has been my favorite topic to learn and to teach because it gives me a thought about what the seed looks like from inside.
My mother always works on her garden and I help her often. Sometimes, we can only see the soil. Sometimes we see small sprouts trying to come out and sometimes we can see the plant. But how does that work? Through sunlight, air and water!
Is that all??? No! The most important thing is to take care of the plant to get more of what we have planted.
Who are we?
Are we seeds or the fruit?
In my view, we are the seeds and we are planted in this Earth by God. He is a great farmer and provides us with everything.
He is not only the farmer but he is the light, air and water for us.
If we are not at the place of his presence we will not grow into anything. But when we are in his presence, we will grow and bear fruits.
We must have heard the saying,
“We can count the seeds in an apple but only God can count the apples in the seed”.
Yes! We always see how many seeds we have but we don’t know or can’t imagine how much more we will have later when the seed turns into a tree. Only God knows that.
Galatians 5:22-23 talks about the fruits of the spirit.
“Love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.”
We think we can only have one or two fruits of the spirit, or let’s say few if them. But is that what God said? No. He has introduce all of the fruits to us.
He wants us to have all the fruits of the spirit.
How can we have all the fruits..
We need to prepare ourselves for that.
Firstly, we need to prepare the soil (soften your heart) then let the farmer plant the seed and be in a place where you can get proper sunlight, air and water. Remember, the most important is to take care of the seed (be in God’s presence). Also, no weeds should over take the seed.
Like our lives, many time we grow very fast and many times we are very slow just like the seed in the soil trying to come out.
The fruits of the spirit are given to us already but we need to let God work in our heart and let him be the Light, Air and Water to our lives.
He didn’t say, have two or three fruits of the spirit. His word is the seed. Let’s plant that in your heart and be in his presence to grow and have all the fruits of the spirit.
Which fruits of the spirit do you have and for which fruits you need to work?
Soften your heart and let the GERMINATION happen in our heart!
By: Karishma George