Day 13: Word for the Day
Published on 03 April 2020
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As he scattered them across his field, some seeds fell on a footpath, and the birds came and ate them. Other seeds fell on shallow soil with underlying rock. The seeds sprouted quickly because the soil was shallow. But the plants soon wilted under the hot sun, and since they didn’t have deep roots, they died. Other seeds fell among thorns that grew up and choked out the tender plants. Still other seeds fell on fertile soil, and they produced a crop that was thirty, sixty, and even a hundred times as much as had been planted! Anyone with ears to hear should listen and understand.”
Matthew 13:4-9 (NLT)
So if you sinful people know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your heavenly Father give good gifts to those who ask him.
Matthew 7:11 (NLT)
As I was meditating on this Scripture, God asked me to think about what is NOT said in this parable? What is not said is that God did not withhold seed to any of these circumstances – even if the seed that was not planted properly, even if it was eaten by the bird or even if it was choked by thorns, God still deposited seed.
This gave me great assurance and great hope that in whatever circumstances or seasons we are in, God is not in the business of withholding seed from us. In every one of these situations, God continues to sow seed and plant seed. That is my encouragement as you are reading this today.
Don’t believe the lie of the enemy that God is a God that withholds, Jesus says here in the parable that God plants and sows seed in every circumstance!
Our job is to make sure that the fertile soil, which is our heart, is ready to receive the seed that God is sowing in our lives. Whatever your situation may be, believe in faith that God is depositing good seed in your heart. He is depositing blessing, hope, faith and joy in your life because we serve a good God. As it says in Matthew 7:11 (NLT) “If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him!”
I thank You that You are a good God, You do not withhold but instead You bless. I come into the agreement with this parable that is taught by Jesus that You are not in the business of withholding seed. You are in the business of sowing seed and we receive that seed into our hearts and believe for a great multiplication. Amen.
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