And again He began to teach by the sea. And a great multitude was gathered to Him, so that He got into a boat and sat in it on the sea; and the whole multitude was on the land facing the sea. Then He taught them many things by parables, and said to them in His teaching: Mark 4:1-2 (NKJV)
Lord, please give me a teachable heart.
Listen! Behold, a sower went out to sow. And it happened, as he sowed, that some seed fell by the wayside; and the birds of the air came and devoured it. " Mark 4:3-4 (NKJV)
Holy Spirit, help me let go of all that is barren and unfruitful in my life.
Some fell on stony ground, where it did not have much earth; and immediately it sprang up because it had no depth of earth. But when the sun was up it was scorched, and because it had no root it withered away. Mark 4:5-6 (NKJV)
Father, dig deep into my soul and give me depth to receive your word.
And some seed fell among thorns; and the thorns grew up and choked it, and it yielded no crop. Mark 4:7 (NKJV)
Jesus, please clear away the thorn patches in my life.
But other seed fell on good ground and yielded a crop that sprang up, increased and produced: some thirtyfold, some sixty, and some a hundred." Mark 4:8 (NKJV)
Holy Trinity, One God, help me have an abundant harvest for the kingdom.
And He said to them, "He who has ears to hear, let him hear!" Mark 4:9 (NKJV)
Holy Spirit, give me ears to hear what Jesus is saying to me.
Then He said to them, "Take heed what you hear. With the same measure you use, it will be measured to you; and to you who hear, more will be given. For whoever has, to him more will be given; but whoever does not have, even what he has will be taken away from him." Mark 4:24-25 (NKJV)
Jesus, help me hear and receive all that you have for me.
A Word Received: Praise me, for I Am Lord.