This blog today has more of a devotional-type focus and I’d encourage to go back over Mark 4 and read this account and then consider how it applies to you. Perhaps you are in soil that is not good and you need to take steps to deepen and enrich the condition of your heart. Perhaps you know exactly where someone else is at in your life and from reading this, you are convicted to pray and even confront them in love (key words being “in love”). From there, you must ask God to work in their heart in only the way He can. Finally, you might be someone hearing about the need to “increase the crop.” You’ve been praying for awhile to understand what that looks like in your life. It might be that God is calling you to start a Bible study. It might be inviting your neighbor to church. Hey, it might even be something crazy like starting a blog and sharing with others about what God is showing you (take it from me, that’s really not that crazy!). Whatever it is, even reading this right now you are convicted by a nagging feeling that God is calling you to take a step of faith. If that is you, I want to pray with you and encourage you in any way that I can. Please know that the condition of your heart is ripe and ready if you are sensing these things. God will be faithful to bring the increase.