Shannon - posted on 08/23/2009 ( 2 moms have responded )
When Jesus told the story of the farmer scattering seed Luke 8:4-8 He told us, The seed is God's message and WE are the soil.
But, what type of soil am I?
Am I the "footpath"?
Did I hear the message, the Good News of Jesus, just to have the devil steal away my belief and prevent my salvation?
Am I the "rocky soil"?
Was I excited and happy when I heard the Good News of Jesus? Did I think, "Nothing bad can happen to me now.", and then something difficult happens in my life so I walk away from the cross?
Am I the "thorny soil"?
Did I accept the truth of the Good News of Jesus, but then allow people and circumstances to take their place above my relationship with my Lord & King?
Am I the "good soil"?
Did I hear God's message of the Good News of Jesus and cling to it like it is my only hope of survival? Did I allow him to grow a harvest for others to take?
The truth is, I've been all four at different times. It has been a long time since I was the footpath, but still, I was there once. Since then, Jesus has taken his time to plow through the soil of my soul. He has removed pile upon pile of rocks and has burned up many thorn bushes. The soil of my heart is more fertile today than ever before yet still he finds stones to be removed and the thorns are always threatening to take over. But My Jesus, He is faithful and true. So, there is hope for me yet.