Monday, March 11, 2013

What God put on my Heart Today

Today at church our preacher preached on The Sower and the Seed, Mark 4: 3-8.  We heard the passage being read 3x and each time we looked at it from a different perspective.  All through the sermon God painted a picture in my own heart and I wanted to make sure I wrote it down and shared it with you.  (I'll see if I can find some pictures on the internet to help)

Imagine a very well cared for, manicured lawn...
Now imagine across the street a not so cared for lawn, not necessarily ugly but the owners obviously don't spend all day working on it.

In that yard a child is playing.
  The mother is watching him from the window.

The child sees something amazing.
  His eyes light up...
he reaches down and picks it up.
Then a smile sweeps across his face.
  It is one of the most.. beautiful.. things he has ever seen!

It is a dandelion.
In his innocence he blows it toward the well manicured lawn.

You can hear the Mom rushing to the door...."Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!"

Most of the seeds dropped down by his feet.  A couple seeds went across the street into the well cared for lawn. But a few of the seeds were blown by the wind down the street to a nearby playground, where many of those children have never seen this type of flower before.  It planted and grew. A few had seen the flower before and were reminded about it's joy.  They were then excited to share; and they too blew the flower.

How was God talking to me today?

  1.  Don't stop the spreading of the Word of God
  2. Many to whom you speak to won't listen and the words will just fall to the ground where you are standing and not go any further.
  3. Some people don't want to hear at all.
  4. But then there are others who are excited to hear and may even share to others. 
  5. Many times you won't know where your seed goes or where it is growing. And you may never know.
It's our job to plant the seeds, but it's God's job to make it grow and get it to the people who need to hear it.

1 comment:

Greg said...

Great thoughts here, honey!