God's Word For Today
Read Numbers 21:1 through 22:41; Mark 4:1–25
Kansas is the Sunflower State. Those who travel through the state in late summer can understand why. The landscape is a mass of spectacular yellow.
Eleven different species of the state flower have been identified, but seeds often hybridize so within official species there is a high degree of variability.
In addition to miles of cultivated farms, varieties of sunflowers appear along Kansas hedgerows, railway lines, waste ground, and among rocks. Most survive the extreme heat of Kansas summers, but some of the less-hardy species shrivel.
“A farmer went out to sow his seed... Still other seed fell on good soil. It came up, grew and produced a crop, some multiplying thirty, some sixty, some a hundred times” (Mark 4:3,8).
God sows seeds of faith and love in our hearts. The growth of these seeds depends on how we allow Him to work in our lives. We can cultivate the seeds and help that faith grow or risk having a shallow unproductive faith.
Prayer Suggestion: God, please make my heart productive soil.
Quicklook: Read Mark 4:3–20