Pushing Seeds

Jesus spoke all these things to the crowd in parables; he did not say anything to them without using a parable. So was fulfilled what was spoken through the prophet: “I will open my mouth in parables,
I will utter things hidden since the creation of the world.” Matthew 13:34-35

The Parable of the Sower {Matthew 13:1-23}

Hidden Treasures Series, The Pearl Community

That same day Jesus went out of the house and sat by the lake. Such large crowds gathered around him that he got into a boat and sat in it, while all the people stood on the shore. Then he told them many things in parables, saying: “A farmer went out to sow his seed. As he was scattering the seed, some fell along the path, and the birds came and ate it up. Some fell on rocky places, where it did not have much soil. It sprang up quickly, because the soil was shallow. But when the sun came up, the plants were scorched, and they withered because they had no root. Other seed fell among thorns, which grew up and choked the plants. Still other seed fell on good soil, where it produced a crop—a hundred, sixty or thirty times what was sown. Whoever has ears, let them hear.” Matthew 13:1-10

“This desire to plant seeds and grow good things is hardwired into us. Our story, after all, begins with a divine farmer, pushing seeds into dirt.”

—Growing Slow, Jennifer Dukes Lee

I love how Jennifer Dukes Lee puts it—“pushing seeds into dirt”.

This really shows up in parenting. The rhythms of everyday life often center around the needs of our children. Push, pull, & sometimes drag—we spend endless amounts of energy cultivating their hearts.

This time last year our youngest daughter, Olivia, graduated from high school. I remember worrying what the future held & praying the seeds her daddy & I planted—had taken root for the season to come.

Isn’t that what we do? We often place unrealistic pressure on ourselves {& our children} to not only plant the seed but to provide everything to ensure the perfect outcome—we want the prettiest garden on the block.

Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.

Philippians 4:6

Spending time worrying if the seed will grow only perpetuates fear & stunts growth. So, we trust that roots go deep and God’s purpose for our children’s lives is far greater than we could ever imagine! By faith we push seeds into the unknown & by faith we trust they will grow.

Published by The Pearl Community

Mothers, Wives, Sisters, Friends, Artists, & Dreamers

2 thoughts on “Pushing Seeds

  1. Yes! And keep watering that seed. With our love, encouragement, and our tears of intercession. His mercies are new every morning.

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