There are people I think of this morning who are fervently searching for You dear God. Yet they reject and dismiss your truth, falling prey to the deception of lies that try to divert people from your truth. I pray that your Word, your truth, would rise up and convict them. May they see your grace, your love, your hope. May they sense the peace you give — the peace they so desperately seek. I pray they would open their hearts to you and see your goodness — that their lives would be transformed by your truth. Give them a glimpse of the eternal hope you offer through Jesus.
© 2021, CGThelen
Now the parable is this: the seed is the word of God. Those beside the road are those who have heard; then the devil comes and takes away the word from their heart, so that they will not believe and be saved. Those on the rocky soil are those who, when they hear, receive the word with joy; and these have no firm root; they believe for a while, and in time of temptation fall away. The seed which fell among the thorns, these are the ones who have heard, and as they go on their way they are choked with worries and riches and pleasures of this life, and bring no fruit to maturity. But the seed in the good soil, these are the ones who have heard the word in an honest and good heart, and hold it fast, and bear fruit with perseverance. – Luke 8:11-15 (NASB)