by Sandy Kirby Quandt
Many of us are familiar with the parable Jesus told of the sower in the thirteenth chapter of Matthew. We understand the seed to represent the Word of God in our lives. Some seed falls on receptive ears and those lives exhibit evidence of growth. Some seed falls on ears turned away and those lives exhibit evidence of the lack of growth.
Although it is the same seed, not all results are the same.
The same Truth, the same Word, goes out into the world, but the results differ depending on what each individual does with that Truth.
Each of us is responsible for tending the seeds planted in our lives, nourishing and watering them by digging deep roots into the soil of the Bible; to learn what God would have us do.
We’re not all the same. We won’t all produce zucchini or tomatoes, roses or gardenias, oaks or willows. Although what we produce may differ, God expects each of us to produce a bumper crop for him from what he’s planted inside us.
The seeds of truth in the Bible show us how to deal with adversity the proper way so we can grow from it, not wither under its heat. That same Word shows us how to deal with blessing by giving all the glory to God, not self. It shows us what is required … to seek justice, love mercy, and walk humbly with our God.
Growing the seeds planted inside takes effort. It takes diligence. It takes weeding out all the destructive things in our lives that threaten to choke the life out of the seeds God planted.
Sitting beside a healthy plant does not make another plant healthy. Each plant is responsible for its own growth.
What do you do to produce an abundant crop in your life?
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“Once there was a man who went out to sow grain. As he scattered the seed in the field, some of it fell along the path, and the birds came and ate it up. Some of it fell on rocky ground, where there was little soil. The seeds soon sprouted, because the soil wasn’t deep. But when the sun came up, it burned the young plants; and because the roots had not grown deep enough, the plants soon dried up. Some of the seed fell among thorn bushes, which grew up and choked the plants. But some seeds fell in good soil, and the plants bore grain: some had one hundred grains, others sixty, and others thirty.” Matthew 13:3-8 GNT)
I wish you well.
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