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Daily Verse: “A sower went out to sow his seed. And as he sowed, some fell along the path and was trampled underfoot, and the birds of the air devoured it.” (Luke 8:5 ESV)
SPEIRO (4687): “to scatter, i.e., sow. To sow seed is used literally, especially in the Synoptic Gospels; elsewhere, the sower. Metaphorically in proverbial sayings, in the interpretation of parables, of sowing spiritual things in preaching and teaching.”[i]
If we don’t plant seeds, nothing will grow. Insanity means doing the same thing repeatedly, expecting different results. If your planting method doesn’t produce a harvest, you may want to reconsider how you plant.
My husband and I have a small backyard. Because a crepe myrtle tree towers over the little bit of grass we have, it doesn’t grow well. Last year, I worked diligently scattering seeds to get the empty patches to take root. After watching my failed attempts for months, my husband decided to try a different kind of seed. Within days, tiny green blades poked their points out of the earth.
When planting seeds, makes sure to plant the right kind. You have control over the types of kernels you leave behind. Mean, angry, hateful seeds will not grow a bountiful harvest, but seeds planted in love multiply tenfold.
Think about the people who helped you develop a relationship with Christ. What drew you to them? When I think of my mom, I think of her unconditional love, no matter the circumstances. When I walked through her door, I always knew love waited for me on the other side. Diligently, she pursued Jesus, attending church regularly, volunteering in different ministries, and scattering seeds of love wherever she went.
When I planted the wrong type of grass -seed, it didn’t grow. But once I found the correct blend, my yard took off. If you want people to develop a relationship with Jesus, then plant seeds of love. Imitate the Savior, love others as He did, you will grow a harvest more enormous than you can imagine.
Scatter seeds of love everywhere you go; the Lord will multiply the harvest when you do.
[i] Strong, J., & Strong, J. (2010). The New Strong’s expanded exhaustive concordance of the Bible. Greek Dictionary of the New Testament (p. 231) Thomas Nelson