Luke 8:4, While a large crowd was gathering and people were coming to Jesus from town after town, He told this parable: 5“A farmer went out to sow his seed. As he was scattering the seed, some fell along the path; it was trampled on, and the birds ate it up. 6Some fell on rocky ground, and when it came up, the plants withered because they had no moisture. 7Other seed fell among thorns, which grew up with it and choked the plants. 8Still other seed fell on good soil. It came up and yielded a crop, a hundred times more than was sown.” When He said this, He called out, “Whoever has ears to hear, let them hear.”

At Cottonwood Creek, I’ve been in a teaching series entitled, “The Heart Of Jesus!” Sunday, I said the heart of Jesus was that His followers would sow seeds of the gospel as we make our journey through life. Jesus said in Luke 8:5, “A farmer went out to sow his seed. As he was scattering the seed, some fell along the path; it was trampled on, and the birds ate it up. 6Some fell on rocky ground, and when it came up, the plants withered because they had no moisture. 7Other seed fell among thorns, which grew up with it and choked the plants. 8Still other seed fell on good soil. It came up and yielded a crop, a hundred times more than was sown.”

In other words, Jesus said every day we are sowing seeds with our lives in such a way that our words and actions are like a farmer, planting seeds that will grow sometime in the future. Where does the farmer sow his seeds? Everywhere good soil, bad soil and even on the roadside, but he still sows seeds. The rest of the week, I’ll give you four laws of sowing seeds for Christ. The most important thing for us to focus on today is that every word and every action is a seed we are planting in someone else’s life.

Think about that and happy sowing!

John Mark Caton, Ph.D