“365 Days of Praise” ~ Deacon Steve Greco
Matthew 3: 8 “A sower went out to sow, and as he sowed some seed fell on the path and birds came and ate it up. Some fell on rocky ground, where it had little soil. It sprang up at once because the soil was not deep, and when the sun rose, it was scorched and withered for lack of roots. Some seed fell among thorns, and the thorns grew and choked it. But some seed fell on rich soil and produced fruit of a hundred or sixty or thirty fold.”
My wife received a word from the Lord that we were to spread the seeds of our faith in a wider area. As we became purified, I prayed that the tribulation in our life would not defeat us. As we increased in holiness, the lure of riches was not as important to us.
I believe we are all living the parable of the seed. All of us receive the message of salvation from the Lord. It is written in our hearts. If we allow the devil to reject this message, then we block the grace and blessings of Our Lord. However, for most of us, even if we “do” receive it, we allow the glamour of the world, the desire for wealth, pride, and/or tribulations to choke out the abundant fruits of the Holy Spirit.
Lord, I pray that the seeds of our life will take root on fertile ground, so that we may build your kingdom. I praise You for planting Your seeds in my life on a daily basis.
Do you take the courage to spread the word of God? How do you help spread His seeds of faith? Who do you share my faith with?