Dirt

“And he told them many things in parables, saying: “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” (Matthew 13:3-8, ESV).

Adam was fashioned from dirt. Dirt is our heritage, and dirt is our destiny. In between we choose what kind of soil we will be; and that choice makes all the difference in the world!

Likely we will be more than one type of soil throughout our life time. I see parts of myself in every soil Jesus mentioned in this parable. At times I have gone back and forth between different types.

I’ve gone from good soil to rocky soil, from rocky to thorny from thorny to shallow and back full-circle to good soil. I’ll share a little more personally about this in tomorrow’s post, but suffice it to say that I have a lot of experience in dirt!

We all want to be productive. We all want to make a difference. And none of us want to feel like dirt. None of us wants to be the kind of ground that produces nothing But rocks and thorns.

Our approach to God, and to every day of our lives, determines whether or not the Word in us bears fruit.

Take an honest look at your life today. Identify areas where you have had a hard heart, or have cared too much about yourself or things. Tomorrow we will learn what we can do to produce 30, 60, or 100-fold more with our lives in Christ.

Blessings on your mindful day!

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