Farming for the Father
But that on the good ground are they, which in an honest and good heart, having heard the word, keep it, and bring forth fruit with patience.
No man, when he hath lighted a candle, covereth it with a vessel, or putteth it under a bed; but setteth it on a candlestick, that they which enter in may see the light.
These are two separate parables, The parable of the sower and a lamp under a jar. Notice Jesus did not put a heading or categorize verses 15 & 16 by saying something like, "A Lamp Under a Jar," like most bibles read. They flow together in a unique way that only Jesus could teach by creating a mental image of both parables in your mind.
It always amazes me how much energy and effort Jesus goes through to place people in the perfect moment, the ultimate jigsaw puzzle of life. It's a cycle, like a crop, the tiny seed is cast forth, something like a soft word spoken at a moment of crisis, or a simple act of kindness, a prayer. It lands in your heart a place that the Holy Spirit has been working on for your entire life.
The enemy knows that when the seed is planted, he only has to distract you for a day or two, a couple of cares, a couple of big problems, a sickness out of nowhere, and the seed dries up and dies.
When that seed lands on an honest heart, it produces fruit. Some of the characteristics of an honest heart are, a willingness to learn, people that develop Christ like character, and most of all thankfulness. The most remarkable part of this is that no matter how bad of a person you are or have been, you get to determine what type of heart you will have when the seed hits it. Be honest with yourself, be honest with your heart, and believe that Jesus can change you and change your circumstance.
The only seed in the universe that turns into light. A light that shines for the world to see. Once you experience the Lord, you can't help but share Him with others, and suddenly you become a farmer for the Father.
When you are a Farmer for the Father, you never run out of seed.
He is: Georgos