😎🐫🎤 Christ’s peace be with you. Life can be reckless. At times we throw caution to the wind and find ourselves in the midst of situations we never even imagined. Some of which we wish we never ventured into, but there may also be some that open us to new opportunities that we would have never really planned out for ourselves. Where have you allowed your life to become reckless? How recent has that been in your life? How did that work out for you? Would you do it again? So, if you would do that reckless act again, it’s not so reckless this time, is it? You’ve put more thought into your actions and you’ve considered some of the options and consequences.
This past weekend’s Gospel reading was from Matthew 13, The Parable of the Sower. It introduces us to the farmer whose seeds landed on the path, rocky round, among thorns, and on good soil. The Father is not reckless, although at times without knowing His plan, His actions can seem very reckless to us. Why would He even bother throwing seed on the path? He already knew the birds would eat it up. Why would He let it fall on rocky ground where it could quickly take root and spring forth, but just as quickly be scorched by the hot sun and wither due to its lack of a deep root system? Wouldn’t you think He really didn’t want the seed to land among the thorns, knowing that the plants would be choked out?
So, when the Father first threw seeds in your direction, were you the path, the rocky ground, or amongst the thorns. How about the second time He threw seeds in your direction? What about the third, fourth, fifth, sixth and seventh times He threw seeds in your direction? Where were you? How many times did the Father have to throw seeds in your direction before they landed in fertile soil? Each of those times, the Father sent a farmer who sowed those seeds and I imagine about 95% of the time, you never even recognized the farmer’s actions in the moment. But now that His seed finally landed on and took firm roots in your fertile soil, He has produced a beautiful harvest within you that is overflowing with His seeds. You were the soil that grew the seeds, that produced a harvest, so that you now become the farmer with an abundance of seed that the Father has given you to recklessly scatter on ALL grounds in His name. When we listen to Him, the Holy Spirit is a wind that guides the direction in which we are to allow the seeds to blow. These seeds have such great potential for the next harvest, but if you don’t recklessly scatter them, they cannot grow to produce the next harvest. Allow His “reckless” Spirit to fill you with His love, so that you may become His Farmer. Bless others and be blessed.
#CoryAsbury – Reckless Love