Sowing the Gospel Seed

 

 

“Listen! A farmer went out to plant some seed. The farmer plants seed by taking God’s word to others. And the seed that fell on good soil represents those who hear and accept God’s word and produce a harvest of thirty, sixty, or even a hundred times as much as had been planted!” — Mark 4:3,14,20, NLT 

 

How can we better show our appreciation of the great sacrifice made by the Lamb of God than by following his example, and carrying forward the work which he commenced. 

“But,” says one, “I do not know of anything I can do in the work of God. I am willing to work, but what can I do?” To such we would say, Go to God; he will teach you. He who prays successfully will labor tirelessly for the salvation of souls. 

Many who are now left to darkness and ruin could have been helped, had their brethren—common men and women—come to them with the love of Christ glowing in their hearts, and put forth personal efforts for them. Many are waiting to be thus personally addressed. Humble, earnest conversation with such persons, and prayer for them, heart being brought close to heart, would in most cases be wholly successful. 

Infidel publications are scattered broadcast throughout the land. Why should not every member of the church be as deeply interested in sending forth publications that will elevate the minds of the people, and bring the truth directly before them? These papers and tracts are for the light of the world, and have often been instrumental in converting souls. Our publications are now sowing the gospel seed, and are instrumental in bringing as many souls to Christ as the preached word... Let the leaflets and tracts, the papers and books, go in every direction. Carry with you, wherever you go, a package of select tracts, which you can hand out as you have opportunity. 

Lift up your heart to God in prayer that you may be successful in gathering some wild branches which may be grafted into the true vine, and bear fruit to the glory of God. 

We want a new conversion daily. We want the love of Jesus throbbing in our hearts, that we may be instrumental in saving many souls… The rich promises of the word of God are for the workers, the good and faithful. “He that goeth forth and weepeth, bearing precious seed, shall doubtless come again with rejoicing bringing his sheaves with him.” 

The Christian has an inexhaustible supply of strength from which to draw, if he will only take God at his word, and with living faith claim the blessings he so much needs. 

— The Review and Herald, June 10, 1880 

 

Dear Lord, I lift my heart to You in prayer that I may be a successful worker in Christ. May the light of Your love glow in my heart. Bless the tracts I hand out, give me opportunity to share Your love and pray with others. I claim Your  promise that those who go forth weeping, sowing Your precious seed, will return with rejoicing bringing in the sheaves. With living faith I claim the blessing of Your strength! 

 

 

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