Daily Feast – August 31

Born to Make a Difference

...In his favour is life: weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning. And in my prosperity I said, I shall never be moved. - Psalm 30:5-6

Life is not ordinary, but it is spiritual. We are birthed to make a difference. Whatever happens to you is not a burial but a planting. The worst of the attack of the enemy does not make you go down forever. But the expectation of the wicked can perish. A planting of God is different from a burial. We discard the body of a dead person, but when a seed is planted, although it changes in the soil, it will come up later. Jesus said in Mark 4:26 …so is the kingdom of God, as if a man should cast seed into the ground… The above scripture spoke about the mystery of planting. The seed goes through a death process. Even when it comes up again, it comes up in stages. That is why as a believer, never say it is over. Expect great things. That the seed is buried is only a transition, so there is a future for the righteous.

Daniel in the Lion's den experienced a planting in order to rise to the very top of his career ladder in God. What they meant for evil God turned it into good for him. But God was not finished with him until he made his enemies to go down to their graves. Surely God exchanges men for our lives because we are precious to him.

The story of Lazarus is told in John eleventh chapter that he died and was later raised by Jesus. Why did Jesus weep? Some who were not thoughtful believed that it was over. But do you know that between the planting and reaping is a shower of blessing. It was not a weeping of desperation but wetting the seed to produce a harvest of miracle that will astound the people of his days.

Many today ask why God allows the righteous to go through suffering. But the weeping is to prepare the seed for a bountiful harvest to astound your generation. The bible recorded it that Jesus groaned; it means to cry. The people in Jesus' day believed that the dead could be raised within three days after death by exceptionally and spectacular power but not after the third day as decadence sets in. They believed the spirit then goes back to heaven. Martha, the sister of Lazarus was trying to excuse Jesus from public disgrace by protesting that the body was smelling already. She was saying all these because it was stinking, and they would be set up for ridicule visiting a closed matter. She was reminding Jesus that he had died four days as if Jesus did not know. We do the same thing as Martha was doing here. We tell Jesus what he already knows about our inadequacies and lack. They took away the stone reluctantly. God will not do the impossible until you do the possible. When tears come upon the seed, it transformed the seed. Jesus called him forth and then commanded them to loose him and let him go. The harvest came! The power of God did it because Jesus himself is the resurrection. Lazarus came back better, whole, and free. Whatever you are going through, your life is going through a transformation. God is refurbishing you.

When you go through many years of planting, you become passionate. Joseph could not revenge his brothers for many years of darkness has taught him to be sober. There is nothing you sow as a seed that comes out worse. It is a matter of time; the harvest will come

Prayer: I forbid the spirit of fear that causes unbelief, worry, stress and anxiety. I surrender my life completely to the Holy Spirit and I refuse to give the enemy any right to afflict me in Jesus Name.

Further Reading: Psalm 1:1-4, Exodus. 19:5-6, Daniel 11:32
One-year Bible Reading Plan: Job 37:1-39:30; 2 Corinthians 4:13-5:10; Psalm 44:9-26; Proverbs 22:13

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