- Renée Coventry
Vision: A Barren Wasteland Fertile Again
This is the vision: There was an exceptionally dry, cracked desert place, and in that desert place were servants who had sacks of seed who had intentionally planted in the desert – not haphazardly, but with precision. They had sown and brought what water they could but were sitting down wondering if they were crazy to plant there because when strong desert winds came, the seeds were uncovered and blown away, and the servants would need to start over. They were frustrated, ready to quit. Amid all this, there was a sound and a flow of water began. It came, gently at first, saturating the ground, pushing the seed to further depths where it would not be swept away as the water passed through. It was not a slow flow of water, but it was a steady flow like it knew exactly where to go and in what amount to bring forth life. As the water passed through it created streams in this wilderness place for the servants and they stood watching as a harvest began to break through what had just moments ago been parched ground. Soon there was an abundance of life, an abundance of wheat ready to be harvested. What had been a barren wasteland had in what seemed like moments become fertile again.
There are people in difficult places that have been placed there by the Lord for a purpose – places He intends to harvest, places where harvest has been frustrated and almost non-existent. God wants you to realize that your efforts have not been in vain. A supernatural flow of the Spirit is about to be released into those areas. You’ve been faithful, and the time of breakthrough is coming. You will see the seeds you’ve planted break out of parched soil. There will be life, for the Word of the Lord has declared it so.
Today, I come into agreement with the Lord and declare over you, strength and encouragement. I declare that you won’t shrivel in the desert but will stand and see the Word of the Lord spoken come to pass. No longer will frustration reign, but the shalom peace of God will be yours, granting you rest.
Is. 41:17-20, “The poor and needy seek water, but there is none; their tongues fail for thirst. I, the LORD, will hear them; I, the God of Israel, will not forsake them. I will open rivers in desolate heights, and fountains in the midst of the valleys; I will make the wilderness a pool of water, and the dry land a springs of water. I will plant in the wilderness the cedar and the acacia tree, they myrtle and the oil tree; I will set in the desert the cypress and the pine and the box tree together, that they may see and know, and consider and understand together, that the hand of the LORD has done this, and the Holy One of Israel has created it.” NKJV