The Parable of the Sower, Matthew 13:3-9, is a well known teaching of Jesus. Here the Lord is the Sower of the Seed which falls on different types of soil, ranging from fertile to rock hard. Jesus said that the seed represents the Word of GOD.
In my last devotional I referred to the importance of sharing one’s individual story, our testimony of coming into a saving relationship with Jesus Christ. I shared the basic outline I like: what it used to be like, what happened and what it is like now. Since Jesus Christ is the living Word of GOD, the Logos, I believe it makes sense that when we share our story/testimony we are spreading the word/seed. This is something all Christians are called to do – to be a sower of the Word. (See John 14:12)
Just like in Matthew 13, some, maybe even most of the seed we sow will not produce fruit; but some will fall on good soil and produce a crop – some a hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty. Jesus goes on to tell us in verse 9, “He who has ears, let him hear.” If you don’t see immediate results, the enemy may attack and seek to deceive you into believing your efforts are wasted. This is not what we are being taught in GOD’s word.
Ephesians 2:8-10 tells us, “For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of GOD, 9 not a result of works, so that no one may boast. 10 For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which GOD prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.” Each of us has been created for good works. Those works may vary, but we all have a story to tell, a testimony to share. Be prepared! Opportunities will arise to be a sower of the seed GOD has given you to share.