Luke 8: 9 “And his disciples asked him, saying, What might this parable be? 10 And he said, Unto you it is given to know the mysteries of the kingdom of God: but to others in parables; that seeing they might not see, and hearing they might not understand. 11 Now the parable is this: The seed is the word of God. 12 Those by the way side are they that hear; then cometh the devil, and taketh away the word out of their hearts, lest they should believe and be saved. 13 They on the rock are they, which, when they hear, receive the word with joy; and these have no root, which for a while believe, and in time of temptation fall away. 14 And that which fell among thorns are they, which, when they have heard, go forth, and are choked with cares and riches and pleasures of this life, and bring no fruit to perfection. 15 But that on the good ground are they, which in an honest and good heart, having heard the word, keep it, and bring forth fruit with patience.”
There is a season to every purpose under heaven, the Bible says. The first official day of summer is just around the corner. It is one of those signals that ushers in the whirlwind of life events such as graduations, weddings, picnics, birthdays, and the like. It is a time for fun, and laughter and coming together to enjoy the goodness of life. Seed time involves gathering and sowing the seed. We were given the knowledge to receive, to plant, and to nurture the seed. Opportunities to do so comes in many different and unexpected ways. The important thing is to remember is the seed and its impact on the lost and hurting, even during times of celebration.
I encourage you to bring the seed to those celebrations. Share its transforming light and love at every gathering. You will be amazed at the fruit it will produce, despite all the traps and snares of the enemy.
Remember, you are the good ground, and know how it [the seed] has worked on you, removing the years of sin and suffering. This priceless seed has brought forth life within you.
Yes, there is a season for every purpose. Seed time is your time to plant fruit. It may be a small harvest this year, but if you continue to nourish it [the word of God], eventually you will produce a harvest of 30, 60 and hundredfold. Amen!