What does the farmer expect from the fruit trees he plants? To bear fruit, of course! Today I want to look at the parable of The Sower and the Seed, and it’s found in three of the Gospels. Today we’ll study it from Matthew 13.
The seed is God’s Word, and the soil is man’s heart. Who is the sower that sows the seed? It’s not God. It’s you and me! We’re called and have been given the privilege to plant and water God’s truth in people’s lives. So God basically has chosen to make His appeal to the world through us.
But Satan desires to blind the mind, to snatch away the message. To snatch away the Gospel. There’s a great verse – it’s Acts 26:18, where the apostle Paul said, “God’s desire is to open their eyes so that they may turn from darkness to light, and from the dominion of Satan to God, so that they may receive forgiveness of sins and an inheritance among those that have been sanctified by faith in Me.”
This should be our objective: to be growing and maturing in our faith, in our relationship with God, so that our life is useful to the Master and has the ability to bear fruit, wherever God chooses for you and for me to be fruitful.
I encourage you to pray consistently Colossians 4:2-3, “…That God would open up a door…” I don’t believe that you should go and barge into somebody’s life and say, “This is what you need to do.” Instead, pray this: “Lord I pray that you would open up a door. I’m ready to be used by You, I’m looking to you to open up a door to be used in the life of somebody else.”
I promise you, if you will pray that, it will happen. Just get ready.