Sunday, December 27, 2015

I am a Sower – 2 – v2

At times, on my journey,
I am gifted words, the Spirit,
seeds of the Kingdom
to nurture, to share
to scatter like seed

Wisdom of scripture
as I pray to be a vessel
an empty bowl of clay
I am a Sower
of God’s word

The words I have been gifted
to be shared, to be scattered
to be spread on the wind
not merely planted
in neat, ordered rows

To be scattered richly
never running out, scattered,
to where I do not know
spread on the wind
into good soil

I am a Sower
called only to be faithful
to pray to be gifted
the words to do the work
the treasure in the seeds

Our hope, God’s promise
sowing the seeds, watering,
God to provide the growth
to reap a harvest
in God’s time alone

edited/ new name December 27, 2015
I am a Sower – 2 – v2

(editing “I am the Sower – v4”)
edited/new name October 12, 2015
I am a Sower - 2
(editing version 3)
edited November 8, 2014
I am the Sower – v4
(editing version 2)
edited July 8, 2014
I am the Sower – v3
edited May 12, 2014
I am the Sower – v2
May 10, 2014
I am the Sower
July 19, 2013
Matthew 13:3-9
“The Parable of the Sower”
Matthew 13:8
Upper Room Daily Devotional
 “Spiritual Sowing and Growing”
by Pramila Barkataki
for July 19, 2013
read July 19, 2013

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