Matthew 13:3-8 3 Then he told them many things in parables, saying: "A farmer went out to sow his seed. 4 As he was scattering the seed, some fell along the path, and the birds came and ate it up. 5 Some fell on rocky places, where it did not have much soil. It sprang up quickly, because the soil was shallow. 6 But when the sun came up, the plants were scorched, and they withered because they had no root. 7 Other seed fell among thorns, which grew up and choked the plants. 8 Still other seed fell on good soil, where it produced a crop--a hundred, sixty or thirty times what was sown.
Hey! Hi and Hello P.R.E.T.T.Y crew. Has the sun scorched your seed and made it difficult for God’s purpose in your life to take root? Well, my pretty friend it is time to get busy and stop lounging out in that scorching sun every day. It is causing you to wither away. The parable of the sower is one I am sure many of us have heard before. Jesus spoke in parables because it was considered the preferred way of teaching wise and weighty things, and it was also a way to put things plainly for those who only had the ears to hear. “A parable is a shell that keeps good fruit for the diligent, but keeps it from the slothful.” -Matthew Henry. If you go on to read the rest of the passage, and I pray you do, Jesus explains these parables show the hearts of those who hear his word and in willful ignorance turn from Him. Whether that be in immediacy or by a slow, thorny growth that chokes you out overtime. Listen, once you get rooted in Christ and working for His purpose, it will bring on a whole new meaning to work. If you allow the word of God to truly take root in your life it feels like purpose and living for His purpose feels good. It's rejuvenating and invigorating. That's what kingdom work feels like to the soul once you commit your life to God. Stay in His word so that your soil will remain good. And if you find yourself experiencing a drought for a season, remember that your roots grow deep near the stream. Your fruit and leaves will not wither! If you find yourself wanting to get planted, roll up those sleeves and get to tilling. Grab your Bible, grab a trusted commentary, find a true teacher of His word, and get to learning who God is. It is work and it is time. But will you be diligent, or will you be slothful? So, girl get rooted. Root your purpose in God so you don't wither away chile. And as we grind through our work week, understand that we are working for His kingdom. We work as unto Him. We do it with joy and gladness so that we may point others back to Him. Ladies, stay hydrated and keep The P.R.E.T.T.Y going.