And again he began to teach by the sea. And a great multitude was gathered to him, so that he got into a boat and sat in it on the sea; and the whole multitude was on the land facing the sea. Then he taught them many things by parables, and said to them in his teaching: “Listen! Behold, a sower went out to sow. And it happened, as he sowed, that some seed fell by the wayside; and the birds of the air came and devoured it. Some fell on stony ground, where it did not have much earth; and immediately it sprang up because it had no depth of earth. But when the sun was up it was scorched, and because it had no root it withered away. And some seed fell among thorns; and the thorns grew up and choked it, and it yielded no crop. But other seed fell on good ground and yielded a crop that sprang up, increased and produced: some thirtyfold, some sixty, and some a hundred.” And he said to them, “He who has ears to hear, let him hear!” (Mark 4:1-9)
One thing I have learned in working on the prayer table for more than a dozen years is that it is impossible for us to predict what kind of soil the seeds we sow will land in or the size of the crop they will yield — THAT IS GOD’S JOB. Our job is to go out into the harvest fields, sow seeds, and harvest the crop he produces. It is HIS job to bring forth the crop.
Lord, give us hearts to go into the harvest fields, sow seeds, and bring in the crop you produce. Thank you.
A word received: Prepare your hearts for my visits. I visited Abraham and Sarah and blessed them. I visited Martha and Mary and blessed them. I want to visit your home.
Monday: 41,52 * 44; 1 Samuel 24:1-22; Acts 13:44-52; Mark 4:1-20
Tuesday: 45 * 47,48; 1 Samuel 25:1-22; Acts 14:1-18; Mark 4:21-34