“A sower went out to sow. And as he sowed, some seeds fell along the path, and the birds came and devoured them. Other seeds fell on rocky ground, where they did not have much soil, and immediately they sprang up, since they had no depth of soil, but when the sun rose they were scorched. And since they had no root, they withered away. Other seeds fell among thorns, and the thorns grew up and choked them. Other seeds fell on good soil and produced grain, some a hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty. When anyone hears the word of the kingdom and does not understand it, the evil one comes and snatches away what has been sown in his heart. This is what was sown along the path. As for what was sown on rocky ground, this is the one who hears the word and immediately receives it with joy, yet he has no root in himself, but endures for a while, and when tribulation or persecution arises on account of the word, immediately he falls away. As for what was sown among thorns, this is the one who hears the word, but the cares of the world and the deceitfulness of riches choke the word, and it proves unfruitful. As for what was sown on good soil, this is the one who hears the word and understands it. He indeed bears fruit and yields, in one case a hundredfold, in another sixty, and in another thirty.” Matthew 13:2-8, 19-23
I want to sow in good soil. I want God’s word to plant seeds in my heart, I want to hear the word and understand it. I want to bear fruit and yield, the kind of fruit that has no pricetag. Fruit that enriches my soul and strengthens my bones in times of trouble.
I want to sow in good soil. I want to plant seeds in people, to be the hand of God that reaches out to the broken. I want my words and actions around others to be representative of who Christ is.
I want to sow in good soil. I’m a landscaper… its kind of a given.
For these reasons, I couldn’t think of a better title to a blog than Seedplanter.