And when a great crowd was gathering and people from town after town came to him, he said in a parable: A sower went out to sow his seed. And as he sowed, some fell along the path and was trampled underfoot, and the birds of the air devoured it. And some fell on the rock, and as it grew up, it withered away, because it had no moisture. And some fell among thorns, and the thorns grew up with it and choked it. And some fell into good soil and grew and yielded a hundredfold. As he said these things, he called out, He who has ears to hear, let him hear. And when his disciples asked him what this parable meant, he said, “To you it has been given to know the secrets of the kingdom of God, but for others they are in parables, so that “seeing they may not see, and hearing they may not understand.” (Luke 8:4-10 ESV)
What kind of soil are you? We sing from time to time, let my heart be good soil… We want to make the seeds of God’s word fall on a place in us that will take root and blossom into something beautiful.
And to us has been given the secrets of what all this means that means we should understand all the words that God has told us.
Do we not water the words of God when we receive them? Do we allow the word of God to get what it needs or is it choked out before it takes root in our lives?
We can help to make our lives a place where God’s words are ready to grow and blossom into the life God has prepared for you.