Thursday, August 22nd


“But the seed falling on good soil refers to someone who continues to hear the word and understands it.  This is the one who produces a crop, yielding a hundred, sixty or thirty times what was sown.”  Matthew 13:23 

Dear Jesus, I want to continue hearing your word and understanding it for myself and others.  I want to be able to speak it with meaning to my spouse, children, and friends.  I want my friends to learn your word from conversations with me.  I want to react better to situations and let my light shine instead of spread the byproducts of my sinful nature.  I want the peace, hope and love that the gospel releases to emanate from my life.  Make this happen by your Holy Spirit so I produce seeds that will produce more seeds many years after I’m gone.  Make my life count for you, oh Jesus.  Amen. 

God’s word produces good things whenever it lands in a heart softened by grace and truth.