“Listen then to what the parable of the sower means: The one who received the seed that fell among the thorns is the man who hears the word, but the worries of this life and the deceitfulness of wealth choke it, making it unfruitful. But the one who received the seed that fell on good soil is the man who hears the word and understands it. He produces a crop, yielding a hundred, sixty or thirty times what was sown.” (Mat 13:18,22,23 NIV)
Prayer: LORD, I want Your word to take root in me and grow so that at the proper time, I can produce a great harvest. Strengthen me to be patient and allow myself time to grow, just as a seed that does not spring up immediately, but first sends its roots down deep in the soil, and help me to keep all the things that concern my life in balance in the process. In Jesus’ name. Amen.