I devoured the description of the seed and the truth found in the Word of God. I knew a precise amount of seed had been designated for my life and I didn’t want to loose any productivity. We have been given a measure of faith and I knew that the seed could produce at least thirty if not sixty to one hundred times the amount sown so I determined in my heart to pursue the highest yield possible for me. I had ears and I was going to listen and put what I heard into practice! With that determination I have continued to face what the world system and life has thrown toward me; never alone in my disappointments or my rejoicing.
Experiencing the Joy of the Lord as I rejoiced in events and situations is something I pray each of you reading this will feel as well. Zephaniah 3:17 explains this. “The Lord your God in your midst, The Mighty One, will save; He will rejoice over you with gladness, He will quiet you with His love, He will rejoice over you with singing”. Just the knowing that I wasn’t alone deep in my heart has given me the courage to go on in difficult times. Knowing God believed in me and His desire was for me to overcome all life’s challenges with His direction gives me hope each day as I wake up. He is in the midst of me.
“I will not execute the fierceness of my anger; I will not again destroy Ephraim For I am God, and not man, The Holy One in your midst; And I will not come with terror” Hosea 11:9. Being in the center or midst of my daily life, God has produced fruit in me and through me.