18 "Therefore hear the parable of the sower: Matthew 13:18 (NKJV)
Holy Spirit, help us hear what Jesus is saying.
19 When anyone hears the word of the kingdom, and does not understand it, then the wicked one comes and snatches away what was sown in his heart. This is he who received seed by the wayside. Matthew 13:19 (NKJV)
Holy Spirit, please give us understanding of the word.
20 But he who received the seed on stony places, this is he who hears the word and immediately receives it with joy; 21 yet he has no root in himself, but endures only for a while. For when tribulation or persecution arises because of the word, immediately he stumbles. Matthew 13:20-21 (NKJV)
Lord Jesus, you know the stony places in my heart and soul; please break up the fallow ground there.
22 Now he who received seed among the thorns is he who hears the word, and the cares of this world and the deceitfulness of riches choke the word, and he becomes unfruitful. Matthew 13:22 (NKJV)
In this time of sickness, political tensioon, and church division, keep us from being entangled by these thorns and cares of the world.
23 But he who received seed on the good ground is he who hears the word and understands it, who indeed bears fruit and produces: some a hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty." Matthew 13:23 (NKJV)
Father, renew the soil of my heart so that I may receive and nurture your implanted seed.
11 Then I looked, and I heard the voice of many angels around the throne, the living creatures, and the elders; and the number of them was ten thousand times ten thousand, and thousands of thousands, 12 saying with a loud voice: "Worthy is the Lamb who was slain To receive power and riches and wisdom, And strength and honor and glory and blessing!" 13 And every creature which is in heaven and on the earth and under the earth and such as are in the sea, and all that are in them, I heard saying: "Blessing and honor and glory and power Be to Him who sits on the throne, And to the Lamb, forever and ever!" Revelation 5:11-13 (NKJV)
Therefore with angels and archangels and the whole company of heaven we laud and magnify your name Jesus.
8 Remember, I pray, the word that You commanded Your servant Moses, saying, 'If you are unfaithful, I will scatter you among the nations; 9 but if you return to Me, and keep My commandments and do them, though some of you were cast out to the farthest part of the heavens, yet I will gather them from there, and bring them to the place which I have chosen as a dwelling for My name.' Nehemiah 1:8-9 (NKJV)
Holy Spirit, help us return to Jesus and keep his commandments. Help us remain united in you.
3 Sing to Him a new song; Play skillfully with a shout of joy. Psalm 33:3 (NKJV)
Jesus, help me sing the Song of the Lamb.
A Word Received: Come into my presence rejoicing. Trust me, I Am Lord.
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