What type of Soil is Your Heart

The seed is the Word of God.

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The voice of God falls on human hearts like seeds scattered across a field.  Some people hear that message, but the devil opposes the liberation that would come to them by believing. So he swoops in and steals the message from their hard hearts like birds stealing the seeds from the footpath.

Others receive the message enthusiastically, but their vitality is short-lived because the message cannot be deeply rooted in their shallow hearts. In the heat of temptation, their faith withers, like the seeds that sprouted in gravelly soil.

A third group hears the message, but as time passes, the daily anxieties, the pursuit of wealth, and life’s addicting delights outpace the growth of the message in their hearts. Even if the message blossoms and fruit begins to form, the fruit never fully matures because the thorns choke out the plants’ vitality.

But some people hear the message and let it take root deeply in receptive hearts made fertile by honesty and goodness. With patient dependability, they bear good fruit.

“The thing that made this ground good, in contrast with the three other types of ground, is not that it had more rocks, thorns, etc., but rather that it had less. Many times, we feel that we just don’t have what it takes to become fruitful, but the truth is that any of us can see God’s Word produce in our lives if we root out all the contrary things. Good ground doesn’t just happen; it has to be cultivated.”- awmi


2 thoughts on “What type of Soil is Your Heart”

  1. “…but rather that it had less”
    actually, good soil has so much more in the way of nutrients, microbiological life and minerals necessary to sustain and grow even the heartiest of seeds. even if there are no rocks, thorns or weeds, ‘nothing’ produces nothing. there absolutely must be already existent, healthy life in the soil first. which negates the type of self-abnegation and ‘I am nothing’ and ‘I need to be nothing’ mentality.
    emptying of all personal traits, desires, wishes and ambitions has more in common with Hinduistic ‘oneness with the Brahman’ than it does with biblical theology and does great disservice to the magnificent ‘creation’ that mankind is.
    god doesn’t want us to be nothings filled with himself, he wants us to be everything he created us to be, fully animated with all he is.

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