Where do I sense hope, encouragement, and growth areas in my life? By looking back over the last few months, I may be able to see which activities and occasions have produced rich fruit.  If I do notice such areas, I will determine to give those areas both time and space in the future.

This text appeared on a panel for a devotional thought. It suggests evaluating the last several months in one’s activities to see where fruit has been produced and focusing more on those areas. The exercise may not be as simple as it sounds, but is a worthy effort. The idea is to go where the results are. Continue reading

Jesus told an illustration which he called “the parable of the sower” (Matthew 13:18). Though many lessons can be gleaned from the parable, the last and perhaps most important lesson should not be lost on those who sow the seed of the gospel.

But these are the ones sown on good soil: They hear the word and receive it and bear fruit, one thirty times as much, one sixty, and one a hundred.
Mark 4:20 NET Continue reading