“And again He began to teach by the sea.” Perhaps getting away for you to your “happy and healing place,” (Sea, mountains, etc), is in the cards for you this weekend?!
Lots of sowing and seeding and growing here. What are you planting in YOUR life? Fear? Excuses? Joy? Excitement? Vision?
Let the seed of God’s Word…germinate in your heart and mind and bare great fruit some 30-60-100 fold…let’s try not to let “thorns grow up and choke it, and it yielded no crop.”
Could it be the lack of fruit or harvest in our lives is because we hear but don’t act on the Word of God?
The idea of a parable is super cool…it is a secret message system from God to just Believers…”To you it has been given to know the mystery of the Kingdom of God; but to those who are outside, (not saved), all things come in parables, so that seeing they may see and not perceive, and hearing they may hear and not understand…”
Good fruit comes when we: “hear, accept, then bear fruit.”
Finally, don’t be fearful when God puts His sickle into your field as He has allowed good things to grow and the evidence comes in this order…seed sprouts, grows, blade peeks out, then the head, then full grain…”
You ARE growing even if you can’t see or feel it because the Spirit is doing all the work under the ground. Makes it easy to not be prideful and stay humble as He brings our planting to great heights so others may enjoy our fruit and even “birds of the air may nest under its shade.”