James 1:21 (Amplified Bible)
So get rid of all uncleanness and the rampant outgrowth of wickedness, and in a humble (gentle, modest) spirit receive and welcome the Word which implanted and rooted [in your hearts] contains the power to save your souls.
Each morning I get up and open its leather cover and read its words…those words that are more than ink on paper but are supernatural, life-giving, incorruptible seed. I plant the precious seed in my mind and heart and on glorious spring mornings when soil is tilled, prepared, soft, yielded, I feel the seed sink down, germinate, take root, sprout.
But it is not always spring in the inner me, and the soil of mind and heart is not always so well prepared, but is all too often rocky, stubborn, resistant. The opening of the Word, the planting of the seed, feels mechanical. I hear the “plink” of the seed hitting the heart and rolling off into some dark corner, and I feel spiritually infertile, barren.
Days, weeks, months, sometimes years, pass. Perplexing circumstances arise. There in the dark recesses of my soul, the seed, which, (no matter what I feel or think), is never void or empty, springs forth, germinates, takes root, sprouts up. Holy Spirit shines His light on it, brings it to my remembrance, and the seed, that I thought was dead, infertile, barren, sustains,nourishes, fortifies me.