Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Devotional: What type of seed are you?









And when a great multitude had gathered, and they had come to Him from every city, He spoke by a parable: 5 “A sower went out to sow his seed. And as he sowed, some fell by the wayside; and it was trampled down, and the birds of the air devoured it. 6 Some fell on rock; and as soon as it sprang up, it withered away because it lacked moisture. 7 And some fell among thorns, and the thorns sprang up with it and choked it. 8 But others fell on good ground, sprang up, and yielded a crop a hundredfold.” When He had said these things He cried, “He who has ears to hear, let him hear!”
9 Then His disciples asked Him, saying, “What does this parable mean?”

10 And He said, “To you it has been given to know the mysteries of the kingdom of God, but to the rest it is given in parables, that
‘Seeing they may not see,
And hearing they may not understand.’

11 “Now the parable is this: The seed is the word of God. 12 Those by the wayside are the ones who hear; then the devil comes and takes away the word out of their hearts, lest they should believe and be saved. 13 But the ones on the rock are those who, when they hear, receive the word with joy; and these have no root, who believe for a while and in time of temptation fall away. 14 Now the ones that fell among thorns are those who, when they have heard, go out and are choked with cares, riches, and pleasures of life, and bring no fruit to maturity. 15 But the ones that fell on the good ground are those who, having heard the word with a noble and good heart, keep it and bear fruit with patience.


I am so lucky to have the kind of God I have simply because he is faithful.  He gives me much hope when there seems to be none.   When life knocks you down more than once and twice, it is easy to be discouraged.  To never try again because you are going to continue to fail.  When people are in charge of giving the green light on something and you have been given the red light over and over again, its easy to never try again.  Never Give Up!   I don’t care how many times you fail or plans don’t go your way, have the courage to stand up and try again.  Have the courage not care how many times they say no but know that God is for you.  Know that he is ruler over everything!  You are his so he will work everything out for you.  I don’t know fully what all he will do for me but I know he will not fail in my life.  I am going to rise up keep trying and not give up.  As long as I know I am leaving right before God he will not withhould anything good from me.  Have hope today and do not be discouraged!  His Mercy last forever and does not run out.

 
If it is just a little bit of promise you can hold on to, hold it.  Don’t let it go.  God will do what his word says.  Greatness is knowing that his promises will go true and his ultimate desire is to fullfill his plans for your life.  He loves you just that much to want to set you high above the mountains so that you can be successful.  

God Bless,

Toccara


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