You may remember in the movie "Finding Nemo" that Dory kept chanting, "Just Keep Swimming, Just Keep Swimming." I can hear her voice in my head.
I've decided to replace that with "Just Keep Sowing, Just Keep Sowing" after Bart's sermon today. He talked about the parable of the sower and he made one very good point.
He said that the parable isn't about the sower. Or about the seed. It's about the soil. And we never really know what kind of soil it is.... but that's not the the issue. The sower the seed are givens. Regardless of the soil, we are supposed to keep on sowing.
This weekend I was kinda pouty. I was looking around me at the results of the sowing I have done and not seeing much fruit. In fact, it seems like there are is so little growth I am tempted to just stop and give up.
But I realized today that I need to stop all that. God didn't ask me to make the seeds grow. He didn't ask me to prepare the soil. He didn't even tell me to choose the right kind of soil before I started to sow. He just asks me to keep on sowing.
So if you are looking around and not seeing growth in the Soil around you, don’t worry about that. That’s God’s deal.
Just Keep Sowing..... Just keep Sowing.