(Deuteronomy 11-13, Mark 13:1-13)

[10] For the land that you are entering to take possession of it is not like the land of Egypt… where you sowed your seed and irrigated it, like a garden of vegetables. [11] But the land that you are going over to possess is a land of hills and valleys, which drinks water by the rain from heaven, [12] a land that the LORD your God cares for…

We are used to doing our own thing! Even the best Christians get bogged down in a lifestyle of principles, rather than a lifestyle of trust, dependency and dialogue. We are ruled by rules, rather than relationship. Don’t get me wrong; the rules are good! The boundaries the Lord has set for us are wise!! But there is more than (never less than) the rules.

We can learn how to live within the principle of sowing and reaping, and this principle is necessary for understanding partnership. This seems obvious, but we cannot come into supernatural partnership if we don’t understand natural partnership. There was and is a necessary lesson about sowing vegetable seeds, and the process of irrigation, that was absolutely imperative for the next season.

What is the next season? The next season is the one where God proves Himself to be the Good Gardener. He is the Sower, the Irrigator and the Reaper. He is our Provider. We still have a role, but His is central. We are preserved by our trust and worship. This is called supernatural partnership. All godly principles should lead us into deeper relationship.