Thru my desert wandering in life, I never stopped talking to God. We discussed everything… We still do, but sometime (many times) I neglect to Listen. So, when I forget to check in with Him, as can happen often, I find that He has never left me – He leaves me not JUST a breadcrumb-of-life trail back to Him, but also the freedom to view the dust trail I left behind, walking away… However, Jesus says “Look Forward. Walk Forward.” And thru His love, He is washing that dusty trail away. Jesus Reigns and Rains.
Dust is from Him as we are human and made from His dust. Our paths can be quite varied but always better when we walk WITH Him. He will keep us safe, let us find that narrow passage back.
The seed that fell among thorns stands for those who hear, but as they go on their way they are choked by life’s worries, riches and pleasures, and they do not mature. But the seed on good soil stands for those with a noble and good heart, who hear the word, retain it, and by persevering produce a crop.
People who have sprouted in the thorny soils (see Luke 8) get choked away from their faith – people who are in rocky soil have no depth and will fade away… I myself was the dry soil – I did not know Christ until I knew Christ – I had blockages of “show me the data”. I believed that Jesus could have been a prophet with a publicist – and even though I trusted God 100% and believed in the Holy Spirit, I was not knowing in my heart how the mystery of Three in One was not something to solve but something to believe and be in AWE for. So it was God who brought me to Jesus using the Holy Spirit to direct our Way…
The Gospel is written for different audiences – we too can study soils, personality types, and with the Holy Spirit help, we can be gentle breezes of convincers or thunderous convincers. Often we find that the people don’t know what they don’t know, so who are we to judge…. We can be like paraclete Philip and explain things… We can add Jesus-like actions to hydrate dry dust with Living Water.
Dust is all scattered… but the rains of Living Water will seep down into every crevice and every holdout. We can not hide from God and our Spirit does not want to.
Let the King Reign and Rain onto our Dusty Trails. We are made in His Image of His Dust, Let Him hydrate us all to Glory.