Receive the Word: The Sower and the Seed

Sometimes a story is just a story.  At other times, a story is more.  In Matthew 13, Jesus tells a seemingly simple story about a farmer who plants seeds.  On the surface, it seems pretty straightforward but it carries a lot of weight when we apply it to ourselves.  How are we applying God’s Word to our hearts?  What are we doing with it?  What are we doing for Him?