Preparing and Planting

What are you sowing? Are you sowing the gospel of Jesus Christ? How much do you sow? Do you sow the seeds of the gospel everywhere you go? Do you know that not all seeds take root and grow into a fruitful plant?

Sowing the seeds of the gospel may seem difficult or challenging. After all, we have all run across people who do not want to know the truth. We know people who are hardened by the hatred of this world. We know people who have been wronged and will not listen to reason.

In many ways, people are like the soil of this earth. They must be prepared to receive the seed of the gospel. If they are hardened, we must spend time plowing the ground, turning it over and softening it. We may need to plow the ground multiple times. Some people may never soften their stance. They have become rocky soil and the seed will never take hold and grow.

Some people will soften. It may take years of work, but they will eventually let go of their grudges, hatred, and unforgiveness. When we see them do so, it becomes even more rewarding to see our hard work and patience pay off.

There are some who are already willing to accept the seed. Perhaps they have been prepared by others. Planting the seed and seeing it begin to grow happens quickly. There is much rejoicing in heaven when they come into the kingdom.

We can prepare the ground and sow the seeds of the gospel at all times. That doesn’t mean we only speak of Jesus directly. We can speak of the benefits of knowing Him and accepting Him as savior. We can speak of love, joy, peace, and contentment. We can speak being relieved of worry, anxiety, fear, anger, and hatred. This is plowing the field to prepare it for planting.

I pray we all go about preparing others to accept Jesus. I pray we sow the seeds of the gospel wherever we go. I pray each one of us go about doing the work God has set before us. Prepare people for the gospel. Plant the seeds of Jesus. Sow seed wherever you go. Go about the work God has prepared for you.

2 Corinthians 9:6 Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously.

Published by martypressey

Marty is a Pastor, retired Marine and dedicated Christian who has taught adult Bible classes and preached for 20 years. He currently serves as pastor of 3 United Methodist Churches. He believes being well-grounded in the Scriptures is key to living a better life. He brings a layman’s viewpoint to all his classes and sermons, helping others understand how to apply Scripture to their daily lives. When he sees others understand the message of a particular passage, it brings him great joy. He has seen his faith increase exponentially over the years; fully believing God has a plan and is executing it. He feels blessed to be part of that plan.

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