Tidying up my desk tonight I found some notes I had made a few months ago, notes about my ministry and what I had to do in the future.
Written in big bold letters was the following; keep sowing seeds.
This was a wonderful reminder of how important the Word of God is, and how vital it is to teach this so that people can understand.
In Mark 4 when we read the parable of the sower, we find out that the seed described here is the Word of God, His Scripture.
In order to see fruit in our lives we need to “plant” the Word of God, then see it “grow” in our lives.
As the Word works in our heart we will see manifestation of fruit, or blessings.
There is one key element to this process, and that key is understanding.
If a person does not understand the seeds (or the Word of God) that they hear then it can be stolen away from them by the enemy (Matthew 13 v 19).
Once Scripture is understood it can germinate and grow, thus producing fruit.
But there is a start to this process that requires to be done, even before understanding.
This may sound obvious, but someone has to sow the seed; someone has to speak out and teach the Word of God.
And this is not just the job of the pastor; we can all speak out the Word of God, we can all sow the truth into the lives of our family, friends and acquaintances.
I have been challenged again tonight to keep sowing seeds.
I challenge you also, keep sowing seeds.
Speak this out today…..”Thank you Lord for your Word, thank you that is it the incorruptible seed that I can plant into the lives of others”.
Mark 4 v 14…..The sower soweth the word