Listen! A farmer went out to plant some seeds. As he scattered them across his field, some seeds fell on a footpath, and the birds came and ate them.
Other seeds fell on shallow soil with underlying rock. The seeds sprouted quickly because the soil was shallow. But the plants soon wilted under the hot sun, and since they didn’t have deep roots, they died. Other seeds fell among thorns that grew up and choked out the tender plants.
Still other seeds fell on fertile soil, and they produced a crop that was thirty, sixty, and even a hundred times as much as had been planted!
Lord, I receive your teaching and ask that I would be a place of fertility for your truth. May my life be fruitful and may the influence that you have had on me be multiplied to others. Help me bring light to darkness and truth to lies. Let me truly flourish in every way.