HH, Sir Godfrey Gregg D.Div
“Look unto Abraham your father, and unto Sarah that bare you: for I called him alone, and blessed him, and increased him.” (Isaiah 51:2).
When you have the opportunity to visit a greenhouse notice how many of the seedlings are hatched in clusters. That should set your mind to thinking about the stages these seedlings will go through afterwards.
Rice is sown in clusters or very thickly and the plants are clustered together in great numbers so that you can pull up a score at a single handful. But now comes the process of transplanting. You have to start the process of separating the seedlings as the lands are prepared to receive the young and tender plants. And so in the Christian life, there is a preparation and then the planting.
He first plants us and lets us grow very close to some of His children, and in great clusters in the nursery or the hothouse, but when we reach a certain stage we must be transplanted, or come to nothing. He calls us out by His Spirit and Providence into situations where we have to lean directly on Him, where He puts upon us a weight of responsibility and service so great that we have an opportunity of developing and are thrown upon the great resources of His grace.
“Blessed is the man that trusteth in the Lord, and whose hope the Lord is; for he shall be like a tree planted by the waters and that spreadeth out her roots by the rivers.” It behoves us to stay where we are planted until the day of harvest. You cannot remain in clusters or every single seedling can die unless it is the nature of the seed. God has called us to separate ourselves from the things of the world that we may grow. Have you ever thought about it as to what the Scripture is saying unto us? Think about these things and ask the Holy Spirit to reveal the truth to you.