😎🐫🎤 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
4 thoughts on “Wednesday, July 15, 2020”
Beautiful devotion, especially left this song reckless love 🙂 thank you for kickstarting my worship time this morning Which if I am honest has been greatly sidetracked the last month or so. Our daughter Sarah, her husband Andy, and our two granddaughters Ava and Lila Pulled out of our driveway on Saturday morning in a moving truck headed for their new home in North Carolina. Greg and I have been basically in the morning often on especially the last four months knowing this day would come. The last of the Band-Aid was ripped off on Saturday morning and I am trying to realign myself today with God and doing some things that required me to be in a right state of mind and heart to do, cards to write that sort of thing. So I guess I just wanted to say thank you for helping me begin my morning with worship. I guess I have been just down enough, but I had not been regularly reading your devotionals and listening to your music and the more that stacked up in my email but I did not have the heart to delete until I read them and listen to the songs, After so many piled up, it seemed daunting to try to go back and read them all, and listen to them all. So today I am beginning from where I am and will make a point to read them and listen to your wonderful songs that you pick out to go along with them. You are so talented and I am so blessed you are continuing to expound on and use your gifts for the Lord in such a beautiful way. Thank you my friend! Are you sure God is not calling you to be some kind of chaplain serving in hospitals, in your church, or in hospice in someway? You are so connected with the Lord and he speaks through you so clearly. Thank you for speaking to my heart and being an encouragement to me just knowing you are always there💕 Love you sister, Mel Sent from my iPhone
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Thank you so much for your words of encouragement Mel. Serving Him is about being faith even when you don’t know what His plans are for you. I never know who He is going to touch with these, but I know that if I don’t send them out, someone is missing a message He has specifically for them. Mel, you’ve planted a seed and given me something to think about. Thank you. I love you also Friend. :0)
Thank you Shelley for this message.
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Thank you for reading and sharing my posts. Blessing :0)