The Lord created seed to bear fruit. Genesis 1:29 says, “And God said, See, I have given you every herb that yields seed which is on the face of all the earth, and every tree whose fruit yields seed; to you it shall be for food.”
We are created to sow a harvest seed. Within each seed is the ability to produce other seeds in abundance. We may sow one seed, yet the harvest yields multiple seeds. Think about how much harvest there is when sowing one kernel of corn. What are you sowing?
Galatians 6:7-8 says, “Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap. For he who sows to his flesh will of the flesh reap corruption, but he who sows to the Spirit will of the Spirit reap everlasting life.”
Let’s consider some types of seed. Proverbs 18:21 called them life and death words. The end of the verse says, “…and those who love it will eat its fruit.” What about grace words? Ephesians 4:29 says that our words should impart grace.
All spoken words are seeds sown. This is a glorious truth! We sow seeds of truth into other’s hearts when we speak the word of God to them. In every conversation, we sow multiple words. They are either life-giving or life-taking.
What happens when we speak death words? I shudder as I type this. Pronouncements spewed with angry and bitter words wound deeply. Has anyone ever said something like this to you? You are no good, you will never amount to anything, you can’t do anything right, or I wish you were never born, etc. Those types of words slam against the walls of our heart, and stick like darts piercing the board. The enemy uses others to shoot his fiery darts through. We must refute the words when they are spoken over us.
Years ago a car accident negatively affected my neurotransmitters. My neurologist said the impact caused some of mine to be repressed. He was going to give me a drug to help release them. He said: You will be on this drug for two years. I said: Oh no I won’t be on this drug for two years! He was shocked, but there was no way I was going to receive that authoritative binding pronouncement!
What have you allowed to penetrate your heart? Our thoughts all come from our heart. If there are weed seeds that have been sown in our heart, we need to ask the Lord to sterilize them so they don’t keep producing.
We are not the product of other’s words. We are created in the image of God to have intimate communion with Him. His words are always life-giving. They impart truth that sets us free. Our identity is in Him and Him alone. Don’t let others’ death words mark you. I did. I spoke death words over my body for years. One day the Lord took me aside and revealed the hidden roots that were still bearing weed seeds. I repented and my health began to turn around. Be careful what you speak over yourself.
Proverbs 16:24 says, “Pleasant words are like a honeycomb, sweetness to the soul and health to the bones” Honeycomb is meshed the same way that our bones have mesh-like structure. Life words have the ability to build up the structure of another’s heart. Let us use them wisely.
Consider 2 Corinthians 9:10. Though this was written of finances, we can apply them to the words that we have sown. In the Amplified. It says, “And (God) who provides seed for the sower and bread for eating will also provide and multiply your (resources for) sowing and increase the fruits of your righteousness (which manifests itself in active goodness, kindness, and charity).”