On Our Knees

Playing in the Dirt

I enjoy this time of year of year when I’m able to plant a few vegetables and flowers in the little garden spot I have behind my apartment.  Last week as I “playing in the dirt” (I love it!) I had to get down on my knees to sow a packet of Spring Bloom Mix flowers.  I have my own way of cultivating, with small garden tools, making each step of the planting process deliberate in order to produce a successful plants, productive plants.  The day was warm and sunny, the birds were singing gloriously and then I began to relate how this  planting was like sowing the seeds of the Gospel.

Sowing the seeds of the glorious Gospel of salvation through Jesus Christ should  first begin on our knees.  When we approach the Throne of Grace with a humble, meek spirit and ask the Father to prepare the soil, He will answer .  “The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is long-suffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish , but that all should come to repentance.”  2 Peter 3:9

A simple, yet deliberate prayer each day could eventually produce fruit for the kingdom of heaven.  

“Dear Heavenly Father…please give me the right words, at the right times today to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ with whoever You bring my way.  In the name of Jesus, Amen.”

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  Matthew 13: 1-8  That same day Jesus went out of the house and sat beside the sea. And great crowds gathered about him, so that he got into a boat and sat down. And the whole crowd stood on the beach.  And he told them many things in parables, saying: “A sower went out to sow.  And as he sowed, some seeds fell along the path, and the birds came and devoured them.  Other seeds fell on rocky ground, where they did not have much soil, and immediately they sprang up, since they had no depth of soil,  but hen the sun rose they were scorched. And since they had no root, they withered away.  Other seeds fell among thorns, and the thorns grew up and choked them.  Other seeds fell on good soil and produced grain, some a hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty.”