Seeds of Spring:A Woman’s 40 Day Devotional

Day 9
Planting and Tending Your Garden
Read Ephesians 1:15-23.
What does Paul pray for the church in Ephesus and for Christians everywhere? Go back and read His prayer knowing that, as one of God’s adopted “sons,” Jesus prays for you each day (Hebrews 7:25). Imagine Jesus praying this prayer for you. Replace the word “you” with your name and quietly recite this passage to yourself. Believe this as true.
Quietly recite today’s focus verse to yourself. Hide it in your heart and meditate on it throughout the day.
Ephesians 1:18-19
“Having the eyes of your hearts enlightened, that you may know what is the hope to which he has called you, what are the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints, and what is the immeasurable greatness of his power toward us who believe.”
Take Paul’s prayer and pray it for your family members and for a close friend. Pray it for a friend you see seeking after the Lord with all of her heart, soul, mind, and strength. Now pray it for yourself. Just as Paul prayed for the Ephesians and the church, remember that Jesus prays each day, each hour, and each moment for you. Ask Him to help you see things through His eyes. Remember to “water this seed” throughout your day. Grow truth in your heart until you have a full garden of faith and righteousness!
Pray that I will know him fully.
Ask the Lord to bring to life all that has been planted in your heart today.

For this reason, ever since I heard about your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for all Godʼs people, I have not stopped giving thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers. I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better. I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in his holy people, and his incomparably great power for us who believe. That power is the same as the mighty strength he exerted when he raised Christ from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly realms, far above all rule and authority, power and dominion, and every name that is invoked, not only in the present age but also in the one to come. And God placed all things under his feet and appointed him to be head over everything for the church, which is his body, the fullness of him who fills everything in every way.
Ephesians 1:15‭-‬23 NIV


Seeds of Spring : A Woman’s 40 Day Devotional

Day 2
INTRODUCTION: Planting Your Garden For a Fruitful Harvest
The imperishable seed – the word of God! (1 Peter 1:23, Luke 8:11). Several years ago archeologists found a wheat seed in a pyramid. The seed was thousands of years old dated to around 2500 BC. When planted in fertile soil, the 4500-year-old wheat seed sprouted and grew! “You have been born again not of seed which is perishable but imperishable, that is, through the living and abiding word of God. For, ‘All flesh is like grass, and all its glory like the flower of grass. The grass withers, and the flower falls off, but the word of the Lord abides forever.’ And this is the word which was preached to you” (1 Peter 1:23-25).
In his letter to the church in Ephesus, Paul tries to help believers comprehend the incomprehensible inheritance they have been given when they were adopted into the family of God! We all have been given so much more than we know what to do with, and unfortunately much of what we have remains locked up in towering silos because we don’t understand what it means to be “in Him.” Until we access our abundant inheritance by faith, it will lie there dormant and asleep, producing no life and no fruit.
Let’s raid those silos, take those seeds, plant them in fertile soil and reap an extravagant eternal harvest! We must ask God to plant His word into our hearts, and then live it out by faith. The Bible declares that faith is a gift, obtained “through hearing and hearing through the word of God!” (Romans 10:17). We must put ourselves in the position to “hear” God’s word by spending time in God’s word, studying His word, and meditating on it. Upon hearing the word by the power of the Holy Spirit, we must apprehend that word by choosing to believe it and live according to it in the power of the Holy Spirit. When we do, we are planting seeds of righteousness in our hearts that will bring forth a harvest of righteousness.

Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever.
1 Peter 1:23 KJV

Now the parable is this: The seed is the word of God.
Luke 8:11 KJV