Genesis 1:11

11 And God said,“Let the earth sprout vegetation, plants[e]yielding seed, and fruit trees bearing fruit in which is their seed, each according to its kind, on the earth.” And it was so. 12 The earth brought forth vegetation, plants yielding seed according to their own kinds, and trees bearing fruit in which is their seed, each according to its kind. And God saw that it was good.13And there was evening and there was morning, the third day.

Genesis 8:22

22While the earth remains, seed-time and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter,day and night,shall not cease.”

Literally from the third day of creation, abundance was released on the earth. Hunger, shortage,poverty,starvation, political control and interference–none of these things were listed in the record of creation that is so clearly explained in our Bibles. God, literally being who He is, you would be safe in assuming that He was able to create all of the plants and vegetation correctly from the onset. Nowhere do we have a record of God going back to modify his creations because He failed to get it right first time around. Food for thought there.

Jesus Himself said a remarkable few sentences in Mark 4:26-29

26 And he said,“The kingdom of God is as if a man should scatter seed on the ground. 27 He sleeps and rises night and day, and the seed sprouts and grows;he knows not how. 28 The earth produces by itself, first the blade, then the ear, then the full grain in the ear. 29 But when the grain is ripe, at once he puts in the sickle, because the harvest has come.”

Quite astonishing truths contained in these four verses! The seed, plant, harvest principles are going on 24/7, relentlessly, never ceasing, always producing from the seed that was sown – the kingdom of God, the spirit realm is going on 24/7, relentlessly, never ceasing, always producing from the seed that was sown.

Galatians 6:7-10

7 Do not be deceived: God is not mocked, for whatever one sows, that will he also reap. 8 For the one who sows to his own flesh will from the flesh reap corruption, but the one who sows to the Spirit will from the Spirit reap eternal life. 9 And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up. 10 So then,as we have opportunity, let us do good to everyone, and especially to those who are of the household of faith.

This certainly adds a whole new weight to Ephesians 4:32–32

Be kind to one another, tender-hearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you. Is kindness, tender-heartedness and forgiveness a crop you’d like to sow and reap a lot more of...?Seriously, why don’t we just read our Bibles, morning and night and simply do what we have read? Life would automatically (24/7 it’s all working) just progressively improve and keep improving, as our deliberately sown crops of scriptural obedience and action came in...!

I wonder why this particular farmer above planted these acres and acres of wheat. Maybe, just maybe, he wanted wheat, perhaps. Couldn’t life become so predictable if we wanted it to be.

What A Year It’s Been

As we head into the last quarter for this calendar year, I look back over the last 11 months somewhat annoyed with the lack of progress and results up on the block. My work commitments have been high,costing me some productive time. Followed up with such lousy weather-months and months of rain, most of which seemed to fall in the weekends of course!The burgundy and purple bits on the rain map is all in our area!

Somethings have gone well for us this year–certainly the highlight of opening LSCC Tas and getting that legal entity sorted has been great. Another wonderful and very blessed result is the progress that’s been made on radio this calendar year. We are delighted to have had Niven Vojkovic join our LSCC Family and produce our radio broadcasts for us.The quality of our programs is very good, and Niven has done some excellent work there for us.

I won’t be taking any time off at all over Christmas. Instead, I’ll use the period to get on top of a lot of my own workload so that my 2023 at work will be a much better year for me. Last Christmas I “had a break” and was then run off my feet in Jan/Feb when everyone returned and never, ever really caught up. Not making the same mistake twice!!

That’s all for now–more next month...and it’s Christmas time!! A truly wonderful, serene and momentous time of our year. A time to reflect for a long time on how good the Lord is too us. Every day!