One night during the early days of my home Bible studies, I was in my husband's study while the rest of the family was asleep. I felt drawn to read Isaiah 55:11 that promises God's Word won't return void. My eyes drifted to verse 10 that promises His Word would be seed to the sower and bread to the eater. That verse became my promise. All I needed to do was sow the seed by giving the words He gave me. God would provide the miracle of turning the seeds into bread.
Many times before class I'd go to the Lord and intercede for bread for each one coming. In the Old Testament tabernacle, there was always to be bread on the table for those who entered, and I felt that it was God's will for the Holy Spirit to minister to each lady every time she came. "Dear Lord, please provide me with seeds to sow," became my prayer.
One day one of the ladies in the class called and wanted to tell me about the help God was giving her. She said, "Remember that seed you planted several months ago?" She had no idea what that phrase meant to me, but she shared how the Lord had used something I said to give her victory in an area in her life.
This concept of God providing us with the seeds and His turning it into bread took the pressure off me to produce spiritual maturity in the women. My part was to pray until I was trusting God. I may never know how He answered, but as I trusted Him, He promised to provide for the women.
Dear Jesus, help me to keep my eyes on You rather than on the results.
"I gave them the words you gave me and they accepted them" (John 17:8).