Workings means the way in which something functions. Nations work differently because they have different people, laws and cultures. An Islamic country works differently from a Christian country. It will be folly to serve God in an Islamic country like you would in a western country. You will have to change your mode of operation.
“And he said, So is the kingdom of God, as if a man should cast seed into the ground; And should sleep, and rise night and day, and the seed should spring and grow up, he knoweth not how.”
The Kindgom of heaven is a “spiritual country” and in this verse Jesus explained some of the inner workings. Let’s examine some.
1. You need the word of God. The word of God is called seed. Jesus said “the seed is the word”. You need it to flourish.
2. You have to apply it in faith. When a farmer casts sees into the ground he may not know how it will grow but he does it out of faith.
3. You need patience. You need patience to reap a harvest. Be patient with God.
4. Trust God. A farmer has to trust the ground. When you are believing God for healing, finances or a spouse or you may not know how God will do it, but trust God.
If a farmer can trust the earth with his seed, then we can trust the word.