Based on the Parable of the Sower- Matthew 13:3-9 New King James Version.
''13 ....3 Then He/Jesus spoke many things to them in parables, saying: “Behold, a sower went out to sow. 4 And as he sowed, some seed fell by the wayside; and the birds came and devoured them. 5 Some fell on stony places, where they did not have much earth; and they immediately sprang up because they had no depth of earth. 6 But when the sun was up they were scorched, and because they had no root they withered away. 7 And some fell among thorns, and the thorns sprang up and choked them. 8 But others fell on good ground and yielded a crop: some a hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty. 9 He who has ears to hear, let him hear!”
I find this story very inspirational. I can easily imagine the process of sowing and then reaping the harvest. But what I discovered recently from this story? The most important was the quality of the soil. Potentially all seeds were the same, but they could only produce crops if they fell on fertile ground. Our hearts and minds are these fields where God can multiply His gifts. Why do some people tend to expect plenty of harvest from poor or rocky soil? In business usually it is the same. Most people want to have quick results, without working on the quality of soil before.
Currently, I am in the season of renewal of my mind. I am working with the Lord on my 'attitude of gratitude', consistency, and I am learning Christian mindfulness. I think these parts are vital for my future growth, both personally and professionally.
I invite the Lord to accompany me every day in whatever I do, and I thank Him for His wisdom, guidance, and creativity. I can find something new every day to be thankful for. I include Jesus and Holy Spirit in my daily job and in running my small businesses- in fields of photography and wellbeing. I enjoy the process of learning, growing, and developing daily. I love encouraging others to develop a more positive outlook on life. I believe together we can build a better community.
This summer, I was encouraged by my friend, who reminded me about the power of sunflower seeds. She told me that each sunflower has up to 2,000 seeds in a single flower head. I think it's pretty incredible.
Let's do a little mental experiment.
One sunflower has 2000 seeds, two sunflowers have 4000 seeds, and so on. Imagine this, if only part of these mature seeds would fall into a fertile soil what could have happened? Soon we would have a beautiful sunflower field full of goodness. We also would have even more seeds to plant in the future (and feed birds too).
Now, imagine that each seed represents something different, such as love, peace, joy, kindness, gentleness, hope, faith, forgiveness, patience, smile, friendship, family, blessing, grace, thankfulness, appreciation, abundance, etc...
I have a task for you to do.
Which seed would you take and want to grow? Which seed would you give to others?
Take what you need. There is plenty- for me and you.
Just remember to plant each seed in the fertile soil of your heart and mind.
Let me know in the comments which seed, would you choose today?
Text By Zofia Barcz
Bible verse source: Matthew 13:3-9 New King James Version