“A farmer went out to sow his seed…”
– Luke 8:4
I do not have a “green thumb” by any means. I’ve killed almost every plant I’ve ever owned, including succulents which are supposed to be the easiest plants to take care of. I would love to have a garden of my own that is flourishing with leafy greens and veggies, beautiful flowers and herbs, but unfortunately I think that’s easier said than done.
Similarly, in the Spirit we all should have a desire to reap a harvest for the Kingdom of God, and thankfully we have the Holy Spirit helping us! Throughout our lives, we should be planting seeds of God’s love and truth throughout the world as we interact with other people. This doesn’t mean we have to stand on our lunch tables and preach the gospel or scream scripture from the street corner until people listen. You could do that, but it doesn’t have to be so elaborate. Living our lives as followers of Christ and taking every opportunity to share God’s love is sometimes the only witness that certain people will ever get. They may never read the Bible or hear a sermon preached from a pulpit, but they see how we live and how we love and will be able to see that there is something different about us.
In Luke 8:4-14 Jesus tells the parable of the farmer who sows seed. He explains how some of the seed that the farmer sows does not reap a harvest. This can be discouraging and make you just want to give up, but don’t! Sometimes it can take many, many times of someone hearing the truth before they have a revelation of who Jesus is and accept Him as their Lord and Savior. It can be intimidating to think about reaching the lost and leading someone to salvation. But by simply sowing seeds of God’s love and truth we help bring them one step closer to salvation.
What are a couple of things that I can do today to sow seeds of God’s love and truth to help bring someone closer to their salvation?
Let your light shine,