Weekday devotionals for Christians

My Protector is Killing Me

Joh 12:24  Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except a corn of wheat fall into the ground and die, it abideth alone: but if it die, it bringeth forth much fruit.
Joh 12:25  He that loveth his life shall lose it; and he that hateth his life in this world shall keep it unto life eternal.

A seed coat is an amazing thing!  It is representative of many things in our life.  Below is a detailed explanation of what it is and its primary function with the seed:


  • A seed coat protects the embryo of a new plant. It is a membrane that grows and coats the embryo after germination in the mother plant. Nestled inside the coat is the dormant embryo, the cotyledon or seed leaf, the plumule or first true leaves of a seedling and the radicle–the latter which is the beginning root system. Housed within the seed coat are the nutrients if the embryo will need them before it is able to gather nutrition from the soil it is rooted in.


  • The seed coat, or testa, can be impenetrable, especially in long dormancy seeds. Dormancy is ensured because the seeds can not be easily broken into or out of. These seeds must be scratched (scarified), notched or split open to force them to allow for sprouting and growth of a new plant. Other seeds sprout more easily by being planted directly into moist soil or by being soaked in water for a few hours to soften the testa. The contents of the seed coat are protected until it is time for them to produce new life.

What once protected the seed from death, now can keeps it from the abundant life.  The seed coat MUST DIE in order for the new plant to grow.  For many people, the seed coat is different.  What I used to protect me now needs to get out of the way so that the real purpose for my life can sprout and grow!  I cannot grow to my purpose if I keep protecting the thing that is killing me!  Will you, Can you move on?  In order for you to live, your protector must die.

WHAT IS YOUR SEED COAT?  What is keeping you back from growing in Christ?

2Co 5:17  Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.

One last question, if you know what is holding you back, when will you allow your seed coat to die?

October 26, 2011 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment