How many of you have something in your life that you desire to see changed? Do you want to be more fruitful in your life? I would assume that everyone in the Body of Christ desires to grow and bear more fruit in their lives. For some of us, we desire to see more of the gifts of the Spirit or the fruit of the Spirit in our lives. For others, we desire to see our bodies healed or a turnaround in our finances. Still others desire to see their children and grandchildren serving the Lord and fulfilling the purpose God has for their lives. Everyone likely has something that they desire to be more fruitful in.
So, since there will always be things that we, as believers, desire to grow in and see changed, it is imperative that we learn how things work in the kingdom of God. Yes, there are spiritual principles that we must learn to abide by if we are going to see consistent fruit borne in our lives. And that is what we are going to learn in this series—how to bear the fruit of God’s kingdom in our lives.
So, let’s go over to John chapter 15 and take a look at one of these spiritual laws that teaches us one very important kingdom principle for bearing much fruit:
INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE FATHER’S BUSINESS
Now it is important for us to realize that Jesus’ teaching in John 15:1-8 is part of His last words of exhortation to His disciples. Therefore, these verses must be of extreme significance as they were likely referring to something they would need to know with Him leaving their side. Amen?
Just think about it: If you were running your own family business and had employees working under you, and then you were moving on and planned to hand this business over to those employees, don’t you think your last set of instructions would be your most important? You bet they would! You would probably give them the information that they needed to remember the most there at the end.
So, I believe this is what Jesus was doing here in John chapters 14-16; He was giving them the instructions that they most needed to hear with them being on their own.
For example, one of the main topics that he covered in these chapters was that the Helper—their advantage—would be coming in His place to teach them all the things they couldn’t bear while He was with them, to guide them into all truth, and to even remind them of the things He had taught them. Therefore, He was encouraging them that even though He was leaving them, they wouldn’t be alone.
But I believe that these words in John chapter 15, were likewise significant. I see them as equally as important as the Promise of the Holy Spirit because in these verses, Jesus teaches His disciples how to stay in His presence even though He would soon not be present.
We will get more into this in this series, but let’s look at these verses and see the example that Jesus gives them to illustrate this vital message.
(Read John 15:1-8)
WHAT GLORIFIES OUR FATHER?
“By this My Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit; so you will be My disciples.”
Notice that Jesus said here that our Heavenly Father is glorified when we bear much fruit, not when we bear little fruit. In other words, what glorifies God is not when we are struggling and lacking.
However, there are many Christians who believe this. They think God is glorified in their sickness, poverty, etc. but that is not true! Now you can certainly glorify God in your infirmities by bearing the fruits of joy, peace, etc., when you are struggling in these physical things. But it is not our trials and tribulations that glorify God; it is being fruitful that brings Him glory.
You see, we need to understand that our Heavenly Father wants to give to us good things and wants for us to be fruitful! It is super important to understand this—that God desires, wills and is pleased with us being fruitful, not fruitless. He is not glorified when we aren’t reaching our full potential and being successful in life.
Just look at your heart’s desire regarding your own children: How many of you are proud and blessed when you see your kids barely getting along and struggling in their life? No! You are “glorified” when your kids are successful in life—when they are doing well in their careers, in their choices, in their family, etc. This is what blesses you and what you are proud to share with people—when they are bearing much fruit. Amen?
And notice that Jesus says at the end of verse 8— “so you will be My disciples.” What is a disciple? It is one who follows their Master and has duplicated their example. So, being fruitful can best be described by being just like Jesus and following His own example in what we do and experience. Amen!
HOW TO BEAR MUCH FRUIT
But there is a way—Yes, there is a specific way to being fruitful in God’s kingdom and glorifying Him in our lives. And that is what I want to begin talking to you about today: How to be fruitful!
So, this is the question: How do we do this? How can we practically apply this truth to our lives so that we can produce His fruit in and through us? The answer is found in verse seven. Yes, John 15:7 teaches us the two steps to receiving what we desire from God. Now I am hesitant to even say it that way because receiving from God is not in a formula; receiving from God is like receiving fruit. It just comes as a result of our position and by submitting to kingdom principles. Amen.
In John 15:7, Jesus says, “If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, you will ask what you desire, and it shall be done for you.”
Notice that this verse begins with “If.” If you have an “if” then what is being said is conditional and is based on what you choose to do. You see, the Lord is not in the business of violating the spiritual laws that He has set up, just like He is not in the business of violating physical laws like the law of gravity. The law of gravity will work 99.9% of the time, barring a miracle. But that is exactly what so many Christians are trying to do—to live on that “one in a million” time where the Lord suspends natural laws to perform a miracle. That is not the way God wants us to live.
It is like a farmer who buys a field out there because he desires some corn. But instead of planting corn seed during the time of the year where the seed is to be sown, he says, “Naw, I’m not going to do that. I’m going to ask God for the corn and hope that He gives me corn come harvest time.” Well, what is going to happen come harvest time? Is any corn going to grow in that field? No, he is going to be “fruit-LESS.”
Now that seems comical to talk about it from that perspective but that is exactly what most of the Body of Christ is doing: They are asking the Lord for a harvest when they have not planted any seed. It doesn’t work that way in the natural; nor does it work that way in the spiritual.
So, yes, there is a cooperation with the promise contained in this verse, and we will get more into these conditions through this series.
But can this verse really be true? Are there any other stipulations made or are there any conjunctions that tie this promise to other verses? No and no! This verse is TRUE! So, notice that in this verse, we have both a description of what it means to be fruitful and the means by which we get to this place of bearing much fruit in our lives.
Now the asking what we desire and it being done for us by the Lord is the bearing of fruit spoken of in this parable. And I suppose that everyone reading this is doing this—asking the Lord and desiring to be fruitful for His glory, right?
You see, most Christian’s petitions revolve around their own glory. They read verses like this and get off track on what it means. They think “Oh okay, whatever selfish, carnal, and even sinful desire I have will be given to me!” No, it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to realize that is not what Jesus was saying.
In fact, we see in Psalm 37:4 that if we delight ourselves in Him, He will give us the desires of our heart. This doesn’t mean that if we simply are successful in “delighting” ourselves in Him that He will give us all the selfish, carnal desires that our heart lusts after. No, it simply means that when we are indeed “delighting ourselves in Him”—that is, having a desire to love and honor Him and are simply enjoying our personal relationship with Him—that He will give us those desires that are in our hearts as they are obviously in line with His desires for us. Amen?
So yes, we are not talking about asking for things that are outside of God’s will for us. These are desires that line up with His will for our lives and that will both make us more fruitful and glorify our Father.
Now this obviously describes asking the Lord to make us more fruitful in our spiritual walks and to grow us up spiritually. But it also describes asking the Lord for physical things like healing in our bodies, the salvation of our children, financial prosperity, etc. Yes, the Lord wants us to prosper in every area of our life and in our physical bodies, just as He wants our souls to prosper (see Third John 2).
Now let me ask you a question: Have you ever asked God for something you desired and it wasn’t done for you? I’m sure we all have. So, does that mean this verse is not true then? Absolutely not! The bottom line is that His Word is true no matter what our experiences are. And that concept right there is one that we must adopt if we want to learn to consistently receive from God.
But what I want you to see in John 15:7 is that there is an absolute, concrete, positive way to receiving all of these desires that we ask the Lord for 100% of the time! In other words, there is fool-proof way to getting 100% results at always receiving from God.
Notice that Jesus tells us two things at the beginning of verse 7:
So, if we want to receive what we desire from the Lord, we need to find out two things: What does it mean to abide in Him? And what does it mean for His Words to abide in us? Because Jesus said if these two things are a reality in our lives, we will ask what we desire and it shall be done! How many of you want this? Amen! So do I!
So, as we go through this series of teachings, we will answer these questions. But today, let’s go back to verse one of this chapter and look at what Jesus taught that led up to John 15:7 in order to get the proper foundation laid.
THE TRUE VINE VERSUS FALSE VINES
“I am the true vine, and My Father is the vinedresser.”
By Jesus referring to Himself as the “True” Vine, He is implying that there are false vines out there too—that is, there are people, belief systems, all sorts of things that man tends to see as their source of life, peace, joy, etc. Likewise, there are things that we can tend to rely on, thinking they will make us fruitful and produce what we desire, such as our church, our pastor, a new teaching or ministry, etc. But the truth is that there is only one “True Vine” that can supply us with the “Way” to fruitfulness, the “Truth” that makes free, and the “Life” that we desire because Jesus is the Way, the Truth and the Life. Therefore, there is no other vine that can give us eternal, abundant, resurrection life but Him. Amen!
So, always be careful in both putting your trust in anything or anyone for the fruit you desire to see in your life. Along these same lines: be careful in what you state that you “need.” We like to say, “I need them, I need that, etc.” but the truth is, there is only one thing you need, only one person you need, and His name is Jesus. That is the Truth—namely the True Vine!
But people will say, “Well, I’d be happy if this would change or if God would give me this…” No, you’re deceived if you think that way. The truth is—if you do not have joy, peace, contentment, etc., in your current situation, then you won’t even if your situation changes. The only source to your happiness is found in abiding in the True Vine! Jesus and Jesus alone is where all of the fruit we desire comes from, and that includes the satisfaction and contentment that we have even in adverse circumstances before the fruit we desire comes. Amen!
THE KINGDOM PRINCIPLE
And so our King—the Lord Jesus Christ—has given you and I the very laws of how His kingdom operates. Yes, the True Vine has taught us the very principle of His kingdom and we will see today that again, the physical laws of seedtime, harvest, & fruit-bearing are involved.
It is for this reason that I believe the Lord would have us to spend today talking about what I call--The Kingdom Principle. I emphatically call what I am about to share with you the kingdom principle and not just a principle of the kingdom because the Lord has taught us again and again in His Holy Word that there is a specific process that the kingdom of God operates by, and that is the law of seedtime & harvest.
We see this all the way back in the beginning when God created the heavens and the earth and all that is within them. Repeatedly, the Lord said that everything was to reproduce after its own kind. Therefore, we saw in the Book of Genesis that everything with life in it reproduces after this eternal, kingdom principle. Amen!
Therefore, since we all have things we desire to see change in our lives and want to experience the kind of life that God has for us, the best and most consistent way to experience the God-kind of life in our lives is by operating according to this kingdom principle. Amen! This means that if we want to see change in our bodies, our finances, our marriages or even in ourselves becoming the fruitful believers we are called to be, this kingdom principle is the best way to get there!
Now I know we all have our own ideas about the way God does things, but we would be wise to let the Word dictate and determine our beliefs—not our experiences, our traditions, or our own understanding. But what we must understand is that similarly to how we have natural laws that govern how things work here on the earth, there are also laws that govern how things work in this kingdom of God. Therefore, this kingdom principle is how we see God’s kingdom come and His will be done in our lives.
THY KINGDOM COME
You know, Jesus taught us to pray this way in His model prayer (see Matthew 6:10). Therefore, it is certainly God’s will that His kingdom comes in our midst—that is, that we see people set free from the influence of the kingdom of darkness (this including ourselves). It is also God’s will that His will be done in our lives.
Now let me ask a question here: Why would Jesus tell us to pray for this if God’s will was automatically going to happen in our lives? You understand that many people think this, don’t you? They think God’s will just automatically happens in all of our lives irrespective of the choices we make, but that’s simply not true.
The fact that we are told to seek for His kingdom to come and His will to be done in our lives proves that it evidently does not just automatically happen. Amen? No, if you want to see God’s kingdom come in your life, you have to operate according to the laws of God’s kingdom.
You see, this is a major misunderstanding in the lives of many Christians—that if God wants our needs met, they will be met. How many of you know that if this is how it worked then all of the needs of the world would be met? Why? Because it is clear in the Word that God wants us to walk in victory, wholeness and success more than we do!
No, friends, it is evident that God is not moved by need; however, what His Word does teach us is that God is moved by seed. More accurately, God is not moved by need; we are moved by seed. I say “we are moved by seed” because, although there are those who teach that we “move” God through things like prayer and fasting, that simply is not true! Saints, God is not the one who is stuck and needs moving; we are the ones who need to move in order to line ourselves up with the will of God. Sure, things like prayer and fasting certainly can get results, but the belief that we are somehow twisting God’s arm to doing something is absolutely wrong.
No, if we want to consistently see God’s kingdom come in our lives, we have to operate according to the laws (or, principles) of His kingdom. It is that simple. Let me say it this way: God’s kingdom does not come by hoping & praying; God’s kingdom comes by sowing & reaping. Amen!
Now sure, there are times where God will suspend natural laws in order for His kingdom to come and His will to be done in a situation, but these are the exception and not the rule.
For instance, God extended the day one time in order for Israel to win a victory; but that is not going to happen every day. Sure, the Holy Spirit might desire to manifest one of His various gifts in a situation, but we can’t live off that fruit. And, don’t get me wrong, it’s great when that happens, but just as a parent does not want his or her children to always wait for them to bail them out of every crisis they have, likewise God wants us to grow up spiritually to where we recognize how God has arranged His kingdom and operate according to its principles. Amen!
And this is why I believe that Jesus’ kingdom parables—specifically the ones contained in Mark chapter 4 that refer to this seedtime and harvest principle—are (for a lack of a better example) the “skeleton key” of God’s kingdom. In other words, this kingdom principle is the key to unlocking the consistent and abiding fruit of the kingdom of God in our lives. Amen?
Well, this week, I would like us to discuss this kingdom principle by looking at a parable that Jesus taught us in Mark 4:26-29 because I believe it concisely illustrates to us this kingdom principle:
THE PARABLE OF THE GROWING SEED
In this, what is traditionally called the Parable of the Growing Seed, Jesus uses a similar example to the Parable of Sower. But this time, the lesson to be learned is not about the condition of the ground; the focus of this parable is how the ground (i.e. the heart) and the seed (i.e. the Word) already have programmed in them what to do when the seed is planted in the ground.
So let’s look in depth at this parable and pick out some of the powerful nuggets contained in it: Verse 26 begins by saying- “And He said…”
Now by using the conjunction “And” here, we should see our need to understand what He had just said before moving on into this parable: Of course, Jesus had just taught the Parable of the Sower, and then, in verse 23-25, He says, “’If anyone has ears to hear, let him hear.’ Then He said to them, ‘Take heed what you hear. With the same measure you use, it will be measured to you, and to you who hear, more will be given. For whoever has, to him more will be given, but whoever does not have, even what has will be taken away from him.”
Basically, what Jesus was teaching here is that we need to both take heed to what we are hearing and how we are hearing it. Why? Because this is evidently how the seed of God’s Word is sown into our hearts and can greatly determine both the quantity and quality of fruit that we produce. Amen! So, we need to be extremely vigilant concerning what we allow to be sown into our hearts because, as Solomon taught us, out of our hearts flow the issues of life (Proverbs 4:23).
Then Jesus went on to say in verse 26--“The kingdom of God is as…” In other words, Jesus was saying, “This is how the kingdom of God operates! This is a law of the kingdom, and it will work this way every single time!”
So, let’s look at this kingdom principle as illustrated in Jesus’ Parable of the Growing Seed and find out how His kingdom works so that we can see it working in our lives! Amen?
NO RESPECTOR OF SOWERS
Again, Jesus says in verse 26— “The kingdom of God is as if a man should scatter seed on the ground,” Now notice that He used the word “if” here.
By using the word “if,” Jesus is saying that this principle of the kingdom is conditional. Conditional on what? Conditional as to whether or not this man should scatter seed on the ground! What this means is that it is not up to God! It is our responsibility if this kingdom law will become effective in our lives or not. Amen?
Now I believe this point needs to made again here—but did you know that if everything that happened in our lives was the will of God, we could have no “if?” Absolutely! If there is an “if” in a passage of Scripture like this one, then that indicates that there is a part we have to play in seeing God’s will come to pass in our lives. Amen?
Now we understand from the previous parable in Mark chapter 4 (the Parable of the Sower) that the seed is the Word of God (Mark 4:14) and the ground is our hearts. So, the condition to seeing this kingdom principle becoming effective in our lives is if we are going to take the time to sow the Word in hearts that are good, noble and pure (see Luke 8:15).
But I find something very interesting here in Mark chapter 4: In His interpretation of the Parable of the Sower, Jesus tells us what both the seed and the ground represent, but He never told us who the sower was? And do you know why? Jesus doesn’t tell us who the sower is in these parables because it does not matter who the sower is! Amen!
You see, a seed will produce when sown into good ground every single time! It doesn’t matter how the seed got there or who it was that sowed it! The seed is programmed to work no matter whose hands it was scattered through. For example, even if a bird were to grab a seed in its beak and drop it into the ground, that seed will still produce in the ground. Or what if that bird swallowed the seed and then (pardon the example) “pooped” it out on the ground? Did you know that there have been many seeds that have produced even when they were sown like that? This should teach us that even if you are convinced that you are the offscouring of the earth, if you will just sow the seed, it will produce like it would for the most professional farmer.
Did you know that there are those out there who preach what I consider to be a perverted prosperity gospel? They preach those things for selfish gain and with impure motives. But guess what? It works for a lot of them! And do you know why? Because they are simply being the sower that sows the seed and it is producing fruit.
So, no, who the sower might be is irrelevant. The only thing that truly is relevant is will he or she cooperate with this kingdom principle of seedtime & harvest or not.
But I know some people might argue this point, saying, “No, brother, I believe the sower here is the Lord Himself!” I differ from that interpretation, however, because notice what Jesus went on to say that the sower did next in His Parable of the Growing Seed (verse 27): He said, “and should sleep by night and rise by day…”
Do not the Scriptures teach us that God neither slumbers nor sleeps (Psalm 121: 3-4)? Don’t they teach us that there is no night time in the kingdom of heaven (Revelation 22:5)? Therefore, the man in this parable that did the sowing cannot be symbolic of God; it has to be a man since God does not sleep, correct?
But the fact of the matter is, it does not matter who that sower is because the seed and the ground do their thing whether one person sows it or another person sows it.
Saints, even if it was God who was doing the sowing here, it still would not matter because (Get this now!) God’s Word coming out of our mouth is just as powerful as God’s Word coming out of His mouth! Amen! How can I make such a bold statement? It’s because it is God’s Word and it is a seed! Therefore, if we just take His Word that He has already spoken and plant it in good ground, it will produce the same results! Amen!
Friends, the seed and the soil are no respecter of persons or we could say that they are no respecter of “sowers!” Praise God!
ENTERING INTO HIS REST
But the point of this parable is that this man (whoever he happens to be) just simply scattered seed on the ground and then went about his business. He didn’t stay up all night, wringing his hands, fretting over whether he was going to get a harvest or not. No, Jesus told us that after he scattered the seed on the ground, he just went to bed and rested.
You know, whenever we begin to fret, get anxious and worry about the things that we need or desire to see change in our life, we are not operating according to this kingdom principle. No, when we are abiding in this law of the kingdom, we will enter into His rest.
Friends, this is such a super important part of kingdom living—entering into the Lord’s rest! Yet this is so hard on our flesh. No, I am not talking about “resting” from a natural perspective, but “resting” from a mental, emotional and spiritual perspective.
Do you remember the words of the Master in Matthew 11:28-29 when Jesus said, “Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you… for My yoke is easy and My burden is light”?
I would venture to say that every one of us has to learn this at some point or another once we become Christians. Why? It is because it is so easy to try to make things happen in the arm of the flesh and lean to our own understanding. When we do this, what this causes is undue stress as opposed to living in the rest that Christ has afforded us.
You see, we cannot bear fruit in God’s kingdom by “white-knuckling” it. What I mean by that is that the fruit that comes according to this kingdom principle will not be produced by the will of man or the will of the flesh (see John 1:13). No, the transformation of life in God’s kingdom only comes by resting in the work of another—namely, the Grace of God Himself, the Lord Jesus Christ! Amen!
So, with this said, does this mean we can just kick back and relax and let God do everything? Does it mean that we have no part to play? Of course not, or else every born-again believer would be bearing a bunch of fruit, right?
So what part do we have to play? It is found in these kingdom parables, in Mark chapter 4—just sow the Word! Our only job is to sow the Word into our situation and sit back and watch God be God! Hallelujah! Now on the flip side of this, there are some seeds that we don’t have to plant, and those are bad seeds. If you notice in your yard or in a field, no one has to plant weeds. They just spring up all by themselves. Likewise, if you don’t plant good seed in your heart, undesirable fruit will grow all by itself. There is no standing still in the kingdom. You are either moving forward or moving backwards. I like to say it this way - bad and undesirable fruit comes by itself, or naturally, but good and desirable fruit comes deliberately - by you taking the time to plant the seeds in your heart.
Jesus was telling us here that His Word already has programmed in it to produce what it was sent to perform (Isaiah 55:11) and the good and noble heart that is not full of the weeds, thorns and rocks of this world will germinate the seed. All we have to do is spend time meditating on His Word till it becomes planted in our hearts and then just rest from trying to force fruit in our lives! Amen!
The Word is the source of our fruit, not us. This is why Jesus went on to say in this parable-- “and the seed should sprout and grow…” Amen! It’s the seed that does the sprouting and growing all on its own, without any of the sower’s help! He can just kick back and rest knowing the seed is working behind the scenes! Thank you, Lord!
Now that leads me to what I consider to be the most significant phrase in this parable:
Notice what Jesus said in the rest of verse 27: “he himself does not know how.” I believe this is the most powerful statement in this parable and I also believe that it is the point Jesus was trying to convey:
Again, this sower simply planted the seed in good ground and then there was nothing else he could do to help the process! He could just rest! Then, after the process of time, the seed began to sprout and grow and he couldn’t even explain how it happened.
You see, this is the only way God will allow you to grow spiritually. He is not going to let you try and force fruit in your life. Actually, if you try to force fruit, the Bible teaches us He will actually oppose you (see Proverbs 4:6)! Why? Because He wants all the glory! He does not want you to be able to take credit for your growth. He wants you to be like this sower who would have had to say if asked about the harvest he had in his field, “You know what? All I did was put the seed in the ground. I couldn’t tell you how those little seeds produced all this. It just happened on its own. I can’t figure it out. I don’t know how this happened!” Thank you, Lord!
You see, in verse 28 Jesus goes on to say, “For the earth yields crops by itself…”
Here, Jesus reiterates that the earth produces by itself—not with any help from the owner of the ground. The crop just comes forth independent from his help.
Friends, the earth—being the heart of man—will produce whatever you sow into it. As Proverbs 23:7 says, “As a man thinks in his heart, so is he.” Never forget this one thing: you will become in your actions whatever you have allowed yourself to become in your heart. Therefore, when you meditate on the Word of God and allow those seeds to be planted in your heart you will eventually produce the fruit of the Word. You become transformed by the renewing of your mind (see Romans 12:2). The only thing you need to be fruitful in your life is a relationship with Christ and the willingness to plant seeds. We are living on the fruit today of the seed we sowed yesterday. If we don’t like the fruit, we can plant better seed today and have better fruit to live on in the future. If someone is being fruitful in an area of their life that you also want to be fruitful in, go to them and ask them how they got there.
Finally, notice that Jesus gives us the steps that take place in the harvest in the remaining part of verse 28: He says, “first the blade, then the head, and after that the full grain in the head.” What this is speaking of is patience! Hebrews 6:12 says that we inherit the promises through faith and patience. A very interesting word picture is painted here, because the Greek word for faith is considered a “masculine” word and the Greek word for patience is considered a “feminine” word. So when the man (faith) and the woman (patience) get together, the harvest is conceived and birthed. Amen!
Most believers, when they get a hold of this principle, will begin to read and meditate the Word and then when they don’t see any results in a month (for instance) they quit and say it doesn’t work. Well, how ridiculous would it be for a farmer to plant some seed and then after a week or two, when it hasn’t produced, dig up the seed and say this farming stuff doesn’t work? That would be ridiculous, right?
No, reaping a harvest is a process! Eventually, we will start seeing some results as we abide by this kingdom principle, but don’t expect the full harvest to come quickly. We have to go through stages one and two first (i.e. “first the blade, then the head”)! And then, don’t quit—knowing that the full grain in the head is coming in due season if we faint not!
This is why Jesus said in His Parable of the Sower, that the good ground—the one that produced some thirty, some sixty, and some a hundredfold—bore fruit with patience (see Luke 8:15). There will be an element of patience involved in whatever God gives increase in. Although there are certainly the “immediately’s” and the “suddenly’s” in God’s kingdom, this is not how the fruit that endures is generally produced. In God’s kingdom, abiding fruit is produced through patience. Amen! But this abiding fruit comes when God’s Word is sown into our hearts, and as we allow God’s Word to spring up in our hearts, then we will begin to see the production of it in our lives.
So, when it comes to us to seeing the fruit of God’s kingdom coming in our lives, sow the Word! When it comes to situations and circumstances in our lives that we know need to change, sow the Word! Find Scriptures that promise what we want to see and begin to let God perform His good Word and let it prosper in the thing for which He sent it (Isaiah 55:10-11)!
It works every time, my friends! It is a law! It is the kingdom principle! Amen!