Isaiah 55:10, 11 For as the rain cometh down, and the snow from heaven, and returneth not thither, but watereth the earth, and maketh it bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower, and bread to the eater: So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.
This is not rocket science because it is fairly easy to make a comparison using the landscape of desserts in the Middle East and that of the Amazon rainforest of South America. One distinct characteristic of both is the amount of rainfall they receive: while the rainforests receive between 120 to 400 inches of rainfall every year, desserts receive only about 10 inches within the same time. Thus, it is no surprise that both appear as distinct as they do.
There is enough evidence, therefore, to identify a land that is watered by rain and another that is not. The former is characterised by lush greenery, leaves dancing in the rain and roots with access to nutrients even at shallow depths. Less watered lands only boast of parched, dry and cracked surfaces, the absence of plants and seeds sprouting to the surface, much less think about budding.
Such is also the story of men who are watered and those who are not. This does not make reference just to getting wet by literal rainfall, but by the water of the Word. For it is by the word that God spoke to the earth to bring forth and it obeyed. So the presence of the rain of the word, is evidenced by the production of results. But mind you, this is where time comes in.
For when God says that His word will not return until it accomplishes the purpose for which He sent it, not only are we reminded that the purpose remains intact at all times, but that there are time lines also attached.
A piece of parched dry land does not turn into a rainforest after just one rainfall, it requires a continuous soaking of water. Over the course of time, there is a transformation of its internal soil structure to make support life.
Beloved, don’t expect God to make you a sensation overnight, not that He cannot do that- but you need to appreciate the place of process and growth: a continual process with evidence of change over a period of time.