“What Was Sown on Good Soil”
Lord, cause our lives to be good and fertile soil that is ready to receive the seed of your word; give us not only ears to hear your word but also minds to understand it and hands and feet to apply it.
May the fruit that our lives bear demonstrate our understanding and incorporation of your word; may it be the kind of fruit that we see in the life of our Lord Jesus Christ.
And give us grace not to compare the amount of fruit—the amount of observable results—that is produced in our lives with that produced in the lives of others; give us grace to be grateful for whatever you choose to produce through us.
“But as for what was sown on good soil, this is the one who hears the word and understands it, who indeed bears fruit and yields, in one case a hundredfold, in another sixty, and in another thirty.” (Matthew 13:23)