The Parable of the Sower is one of the most well-known parables of Jesus Christ. The four different soil types mentioned in Luke 8:4-15 are representative of the hearts of those who hear God’s Word. Of the four soils, only one is fertile enough for God’s Word to take root and subsequently produce fruit.
When is the best time to worship the Lord? Is it when He blesses us and provides in a way only He can? Or, should we praise His name despite what we are going through? The truth is, no matter what is happening externally in our lives, God is and will always be in complete control. And, more importantly, He is always worthy of our praise.
Do you ever feel overextended in what God has called you to do? It might be in your family, in your work, or in your calling, wherever it originates from, you may feel overextended in our responsibilities. When we feel stretched beyond our limits and capabilities we cannot and will not function effectively. When this happens, we need to remember that God is with us in whatever He has called us to do.
God has a purpose for you. He has had a purpose for you before you existed. While we may think we have well-thought-out plans and goals, oftentimes they actually inhibit God’s true purpose for us. Other times, we encounter hardships on the way to the destination God called us to, and instead of pushing through them with God’s aid, we back down and even turn around.