What Kind Of Seed Am I?

I don’t want to be a seed
That falls by the wayside,
Where birds eat me alive,
And I’m crushed by a stampede.

I don’t want to be a seed
That falls on the stony ground,
Sprouts so fast, no roots grow down,
Dead to the faith I once believed.

I don’t want to be a seed
That falls among the briars,
And gets choked from the desires
Of the worldly weeds.

I really want to be a seed
That falls on the good dirt;
I will stay on the alert,
To grow up strong to succeed!

I’ll follow Your lead,
To produce fruit for You.
I won’t hide the Light from view.
To You, my will, I concede!

Luke 8:5: “A sower went out to sow his seed: and as he sowed, some fell by the way side; and it was trodden down, and the fowls of the air devoured it. And some fell upon a rock; and as soon as it was sprung up, it withered away, because it lacked moisture. And some fell among thorns; and the thorns sprang up with it, and choked it. And other fell on good ground, and sprang up, and bare fruit an hundredfold.” And when He had said these things, He cried, “He that hath ears to hear, let him hear.”

And His disciples asked him, saying, “What might this parable be?”

And He said, “Unto you it is given to know the mysteries of the kingdom of God: but to others in parables; that seeing they might not see, and hearing they might not understand. Now the parable is this: The seed is the word of God. Those by the way side are they that hear; then cometh the devil, and taketh away the word out of their hearts, lest they should believe and be saved. They on the rock are they, which, when they hear, receive the word with joy; and these have no root, which for a while believe, and in time of temptation fall away. And that which fell among thorns are they, which, when they have heard, go forth, and are choked with cares and riches and pleasures of this life, and bring no fruit to perfection. 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. For nothing is secret, that shall not be made manifest; neither any thing hid, that shall not be known and come abroad. Take heed therefore how ye hear: for whosoever hath, to him shall be given; and whosoever hath not, from him shall be taken even that which he seemeth to have.”

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14 thoughts on “What Kind Of Seed Am I?

  1. Thought-provoking and compelling at the same time! It reminds me of the Scriptures in the New Testament where Jesus asked if we are being tossed to and fro by the wind and is our house built on a solid foundation (my paraphrase). It really makes a difference how are heart is, if we stand or not. What inspired this nice train of thought? Just curious. 🙂 I also believe the song Housefires’ Build My Life would go great with this piece? I can send you a link through email if you are interested. Good job. 🙂

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    • Thank you! 😊 ♥

      I remember those; I didn’t think about applying it to this; I love that! 🙂 You’re so right!

      I’ve been reading through the Gospels, and when I came to Mark 4 and read the parable, my reaction was different than it had been before. I usually think of the seeds as different people who heard the Word, but this time, I questioned which seed I was, which was a bit convicting. The poem was written shortly after that. 🙂 And then I wanted to read the parable from a different account, so I searched the other three Gospels and found that Luke had also written about it, and ended up using it for the end of the post. 😊

      Oh, I’ve never heard of them or the song before! I am interested. 🙂 Do you have my email? If not, it is peneloperoyalpayne@gmail.com And is it a video link? If it is, I won’t be able to see it until I go to a WiFi hot-spot because my Internet connection at home is too bad to play videos. But I’d still like to have the link for when I get to go. 😀

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      • I love hearing about fellow poets thought processes for their poems. 🙂 I will gladly send you an email with that song. I am seeing this band live in Texas (where I live) in a month! Hopefully, they will play “Build My Life.” I also sent you another email yesterday about a poet nomination I gave you. Did you get it?

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        • Me too! 🙂 But I’m too shy to ask most of the time, haha. I really should ask more often.

          I got it! Thank you! 😀 I can’t wait to hit a WiFi hot-spot to give it a listen!

          I hope they play it for you too. 🙂 Oh cool, I’m your neighbor! (State-wise, anyway. 😂 I’m in Arkansas.)

          I did! 😀 Thank you so much! I replied on the post, and I just sent you an email too. 🙂

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