God bless all you Early Risers.
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.
God is giving us some vital information in this verse. He is telling us about the power of the spoken Word sown into a man or woman’s life. One, it will not return to Him void but will have an effect; two, it will accomplish that which He pleases doing the work that He desires; and three, God’s Word will succeed and be profitable where He sends it. Therefore, the one on the receiving end of that sowing of the Word into his own life will reap the benefits.
In Genesis 1 after God formed, made and created man, He blessed him and instructed him to be fruitful and multiply. What kind of seed needs to be sown in order to be fruitful? Will only part of a seed do the job, or is the whole seed needed? How many seeds must be sown in order to multiply? Do they all spring up immediately after the planting? Where is the sower to plant the seeds in order to get the desired harvest? Or, are we to leave everything to the One who designed it all?
With the parable of the sower and the seed in Mark 4, God gives us an example so that we can practice believing to gain confidence in our sowing and reaping along with what obstacles could hinder our harvest.
Since God’s spoken Word does not return unto Him void but accomplishes His desire and is profitable where it is sown, we each have a choice to make as to which type of ground we sow into and how we challenge the obstacles that would thwart the desires of God. Notice that the first place that God’s Word is sown is into the heart, from where the issues of life proceed. We keep it fertile by sowing the Word into it each day. Psalms 1 informs us that talking the Word of God to yourself will provide a fertile planting place for us with the resources and nourishment and provision needed for our sowing and reaping the things of God. After all, 2Corinthians 4 tells us that believing is voice activated.
With much love and prayers,