Unlimited: Live Big!
Nov 11, 2021 136
Still other seed fell on good soil, where it produced a crop—a hundred, sixty or thirty times what was sown (Matthew 13:8, NIV).
Some people want to live big! They want to make an impact on this world! They want to make sure that their lives are not forgotten within a generation of their passing. But they go about it the wrong way.
Jesus told us how to live big in the parable of the sower. If we truly want to multiply our lives many times over, we need to be like the good soil. The meaning of the numbers in this verse is that they are all multiples of three (the number of God) and ten (the number that refers to completeness on this earth). In other words, these numbers mean that whatever is the harvest of your life, it will be entirely the work of God.
You can live big!
We need to be responsive to the movement of the Spirit of God in our lives. We need to receive the water of salvation. We need to bask in the Sun of Righteousness, who is Jesus Christ. Then we will produce a good crop in our lives – a gospel harvest.
The biggest life of all that we can live is the one the produces fruit for the kingdom. That kind of life is never wasted. Of those people, Christ says that they,
will shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father (Matthew 13:43).
Now that is really living big! – Eliezer Gonzalez
Reflection: Go to a place that is special for you – a place of peace and reflection – and praise the Lord that all your dreams will be fulfilled, and even exceeded, in his kingdom. Then ask him to make you good soil for the Gospel seeds that he wants to sow in your life.