Day 216: He Cannot Ruin the Seed (August 4)

This last weekend, I had the privilege of leading worship at a dear friend’s church, and when I did I had the clearest vision that led to a prophetic song.  I saw a garden and it had been trampled.  I saw big footprints all over the garden and it seemed as if it was ruined, but then I saw below the surface.  The seeds under the ground remained unharmed.  Then God spoke, “Though the enemy has trampled the garden, he cannot ruin the seed.”

It was a powerful moment.  I began to see some of our lives.  We may feel trampled upon by the enemy.  I know I have many times.  But this revelation of hope came when I heard the Father say, “He cannot ruin the seed.”  I even saw the enemy plucking blooms off of flowers and trying to destroy them, but he couldn’t.  The seed remained whole and unharmed, and in an act of resilience, bloomed again.

Friend, I don’t know what life has looked like for you all these years, but one thing is certain, the enemy cannot take what belongs to the Lord.  The seed inside of you, belongs to the Lord.  The plans of the Lord, that have been placed inside of you since your creation, cannot be taken. They cannot be destroyed.

You may have experienced terrible acts by others, acting under the influence of the enemy, but those things don’t define you.  You don’t have to walk the way of defeat for one more second. Aren’t you tired of feeling defeated?  Aren’t you tired of thinking things will never get better?  That you aren’t capable of getting ahead?

The lies of the enemy are many, but the truth of God is solid.

You were made for more than this.  You were made to live in the abundance of the Father’s heart.  You were made to prosper in your spirit.  You were made to be more than a conqueror.

Today, I ask you to do something that may feel difficult.  I ask you to go to a quiet place and bring before the Lord the greatest sources of pain you’ve had in your life.  The moments you feel have defined you and hold you down.  Take that pain and see yourself handing it to the Father.  I want you to close your eyes, really let that pain stir up, and look inside until you can really see yourself handing it over to God.  Let it go.  It should not define you.  He should.  No person should be defined by pain.  At the cross victory became our definition.  So, if you are not walking out victory, then you need to recalibrate.  Go to the Father and release defeat so you can receive victory.

Victory starts in our hearts.  Victory starts on the inside.


The righteous cry out, and the Lord hears them; He delivers them from all their troubles.  The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.  A righteous man may have many troubles, but the Lord delivers him from them all; He protects all his bones, not one of them will be broken.  Evil will slay the wicked; the foes of the righteous will be condemned.  The Lord redeems His servants; no one will be condemned who takes refuge in Him.  Psalm 34:17-22