22 Oct Heart to Heart with God: Day 141_The Seeds We Plant
by Michael Bluemling Jr.
365 Days of Reflection Towards God’s Love and Acceptance
~June 4, 2014-June 3, 2015
Day 141- Richmond, Virginia: The Seeds We Plant
Do we stop and listen to the Word of God? Do we really take the time to digest what God is saying to us on a daily basis? We have five distinct senses that God has given the majority of us to be able to enjoy the lives that we have been given. Every person and their blessings are different and for those who are not blessed with a healthy mind or body, we should pray for them daily. In addition, we should never take are lives for granted or ignore the truth that is right in front of us every day when God speaks to us through the Holy Spirit. Life is precious and our life with God is even more precious.
In Matthew we are taught about the “Parable of the Sower”, and what it means to really hear God speak to our souls through the actions that we take on Earth: “A farmer went out to sow his seed. As he was scattering the seed, some fell along the path, and the birds came and ate it up. Some fell on rocky places, where it did not have much soil. It sprang up quickly, because the soil was shallow. But when the sun came up, the plants were scorched, and they withered because they had no root. Other seed fell among thorns, which grew up and choked the plants. Still other seed fell on good soil, where it produced a crop—a hundred, sixty or thirty times what was sown. Whoever has ears, let them hear”. What do we learn from this passage? Do we see that what we do and how we do it matters to God? Do we hear the words that are guiding us home? Are we going to speak the truth moving forward? Did the message touch us in a way that will change our lives and makes us take actions with our hands in order to plant seeds on good soil starting today?
What we do with our lives falls on our shoulders, and they can be as broad as we allow them to be. God gives us the chance to fix problems and change our corrupt or evil ways with His divine intercessions. God does not teach us to me hateful or to hold a grudge. Rather God teaches us to have mercy and forgive our enemies, while loving our neighbors with all of our hearts. The choices that we make will show God where we are planting our seeds and what exactly our intentions are. Will we start obeying God today or push it off until tomorrow to start listening to the teachings of Jesus.
“Where will we plant our seeds”?
Reflection Day #141
Three takeaways towards your journey with God: