The Sower and The Seed | Morning Devotions... On the back porch... With Coffee.
Meditating this morning on the parable of the Sower and the seed.
“Listen then to what the parable of the sower means: When anyone hears the message about the kingdom and does not understand it, the evil one comes and snatches away what was sown in their heart. This is the seed sown along the path. The seed falling on rocky ground refers to someone who hears the word and at once receives it with joy. But since they have no root, they last only a short time. When trouble or persecution comes because of the word, they quickly fall away. The seed falling among the thorns refers to someone who hears the word, but the worries of this life and the deceitfulness of wealth choke the word, making it unfruitful. But the seed falling on good soil refers to someone who hears the word and understands it. This is the one who produces a crop, yielding a hundred, sixty or thirty times what was sown.” Matthew 13
I understanding the parable isn't about me identifying with one of the soils. It's not about my heart being good soil, or hard soil or stony soil or thorny soil. It's about me being one with the sower. It's about understanding that I have a supernatural supply of seed. It's not my responsibility to pre-determine where I will sow.
My responsibility to sow everywhere I go.
Whether I'm in a restaurant, grocery store, shopping center, or airport, I'm called to sow the word everywhere I go. It's not my responsibility to produce the crop. I just sow the seed, and let the dirt do the work.
If we continue to sow, realizing that the seed is good, we can rest assured that God will give the increase.
Keep sowing in Love, and trust God for the results!