Challenge Month: Day 18 (a seed among thorns)

Day 18 – September 18

Luke 8: 4-15 Parable about the Sower and the Seed.

Which am I? I always long to be the seed which is on good soil.

But am I the seed among the thorns? Am I growing with the thorns and being choked by them? How will I know?

Maybe I think I am producing good fruits, but maybe my fruit is not mature. I am producing fruit so I could be like “Ok, sweet, look at this fruit. I have fruit so I’m on good soil.” I might think my fruits are many, but I am actually far from producing fruit 100-fold. Maybe I am “choked by the anxieties and riches and pleasures of life” — because that does sure sound possible, plausible, and like an honest look at things.

So I should live as I long to be — on the good soil. I should hear the word and “embrace it with a generous and good heart, and bear fruit thru perseverance”.

I think the “perseverance” part is key. If I persevere past the anxieties and desires for riches/pleasures then my fruit will mature. I will produce 100fold of mature fruit rather than unripened fruits. I will find myself on that rich soil in faith – and I will bloom where I am planted.

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