YOOOOO. How have I NEVER noticed the parable of the growing seed before in the book of Mark?! God spoke to me HARD this morning and it was such truth that I needed to share. I encourage you to open your bible to Mark 4:26-29 (quick read!) and then meet me back here!
To sum it up, Jesus tells of a man who scatters seed on the ground and then basically lets nature take its course. As the man who sowed the seed goes about his business day after day, he finds the seed begins to have an affect. The sprouts come, then the stalk, then leaves, then head of grain, etc. Jesus emphasizes how all this happens WITHOUT the man’s help. Quite honestly, it seems like the man is shocked at how all this happens without much of his intervention. Verse 28 says, “All by itself the soil produces.”
OKAY. Stay with me, this is powerful! This parable ends with a HARVEST. Now Jesus didn’t spend time explaining this parable like He did others so here is how I personally understand it. The crop can and does grow without the farmers intervention which teaches me that God can do ANYTHING even when we are unaware of what He is doing. In God’s timing, the Word brings forth its fruit and then God is glorified.
So what does that have to do with us? Everything. As Michelle Myers reminds us, stop striving and start surrendering. God can do more in your waiting than you can do in your doing. All we can do is be FAITHFUL in sowing the seeds friends and pray for a harvest but the outcome is up to GOD. Whether that be your businesses, desire for a family, discipling others, or mentoring your own children. Can I get a huge AMEN this morning?! I am just so thankful for God’s word on this beautiful Friday!
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Hey friend! My name is Caren and I am so glad you stopped by! This blog is a bit of my corner on the internet where I share honest thoughts about my faith journey, fitness journey, doctor wife journey, and motherhood journey. ALL of it! The good bad and ugly! I pray that something I share encourages you today!