But the seed falling on good soil refers to someone who continues to hear the word and understands it. This is the one who produces a crop, yielding a hundred, sixty or thirty times what was sown. - Matthew 13:23
I want to continue hearing your word and understanding it for myself and others. I want to be able to speak it with meaning to my spouse and children. I want my friends to learn your word from conversations with me. I want to react better to situations and let my light shine instead of spread the byproducts of my sinful nature. I want the peace, hope and love that the gospel releases to emanate from my life. Make this happen by your Holy Spirit so I produce seeds that will produce more seeds many years after I'm gone. Make my life count for you, oh Jesus.
Pastor Don Patterson
God's word produces good things whenever it lands in a heart softened by grace and truth.