The seed is the word of God. I have always believed that this passage from Luke 8 was only about salvation. But, as I read this, pondered it, and prayed over it, I could see how these very words of Jesus could be applied to the Christian goal setting process as well!
This passage is about salvation! Yet, it’s about so much more than “beginning” belief! God’s words are the bread of life and the very breath we live by! The words of God are His very promises that fill our hearts and our lives. His words are the appointment He has given to us! His words are the LIFE-GIVING FORCE that drives the Universe. The seed is the word of God.
Wait, what?! Let me repeat this as Jesus often did with things that were important! The seed is the word of God. The word of God is the breath and the promise He has planted as a seed in your heart. The word of God is the LIFE-GIVING FORCE that brought forth light in the beginning. The word of God is the sword that fights the Enemy, pierces hearts, and changes nations. The word of God is the very thing that spoke you into motion and promises to do amazing things through you, His handiwork. The seed, dear sister, is the word of God!
So, how does the parable of the sower apply to goal setting?