Fallow Ground, Seeds, and Resurrection Power

A harvest comes one seed at a time.

by Nan Jones @NanJonesAuthor

The tractor heaved across the rocky field pulling its plow. Sharp blades rolled and spun across the fallow ground turning and churning and making all things new. The soil once hardened by a blistering sun and years of neglect now gave forth its yield of soil silkened by the plow’s persistence.

First the seed must be broken, then comes the harvest.
First the seed must be broken, then comes the harvest.

The time for planting had arrived.

The time for resurrection had begun.

The farmer rubbed the seeds between thumb and fingers feeling their crusty exterior. Carefully he placed them in the furrows and smoothed the newly-tilled soil over each and every one, gently pressing, quietly praying for harvest.

The time for planting had arrived.

The time for resurrection had begun.

Sun baked. Heaven watered. And the season of brokenness and dying to self began in each seed planted by the farmer’s hand.

Life stirred within each seed — potential, purpose, destiny — but its life was kept bound by the crusty shell. With each day of sun and faithful showers, the work of resurrection began. The hard shells began to crack, slowly at first, with exuberance by and by as new life came forth stretching, reaching for the sky.

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From the breaking of the seed comes new life.
From the breaking of the seed comes new life.

Ah, resurrection power.

To have new life, there must be a breaking of the old, a dying to self — there must be a yielding or surrender, if you will, to the hand of God. There must be trust in the process.

Long ago, a crown of thorns became a crown of glory.

A crucifixion became a resurrected life.

And this young girl became a woman of God.

Selah

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Nan Jones

Nan Jones is an author/speaker who uses the words of her heart to assist fellow Christians in discovering the Presence of God in their darkest hour. She has been published in several anthologies as well as the online inspirational sites Christian Devotions, and Inspire a Fire where she is a monthly contributor. She is also a monthly contributor to PW Connections, a blog and forum to encourage pastors' wives. Nan has had the honor of being featured as a guest blogger on several sites. She is thrilled to announce her debut book, The Perils of a Pastor's Wife released June 30, 2015 by Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas. This memoir was a 2016 Selah finalist. When Nan isn't writing, she enjoys leading prayer retreats, bible studies or sharing God’s love as keynote speaker for special events. She is becoming known by her brand: "Even so, I walk in the Presence of the Lord" as she teaches her audience to go beyond the veil to find God's Presence. You may visit Nan at her website: www.NanJones.com. Nan has also created a facebook community page, Seeing Beyond The Veil, to provide a place for folks to go and get away from the chaos for a few moments and focus on Jesus through scripture, worship, testimony, and inspirational quotes. For personal communication you may email Nan at nan@nanjones.com The Perils of a Pastor's Wife is available on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and LPC Bookstore

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