Many of us know the parable of the Farmer sowing seed, and how it lands on different kinds of soil. The seed represents the Word of God, and the soil represents hearts. The verse after this one, says “But since they don’t have deep roots, they don’t last long. They fall away as soon as they have problems or are persecuted for believing God’s word.” Mark 4:17 (NLT)
Every person has been through difficult things in life, maybe people have hurt you, or a situation occurred which brought you out bitter. Whatever the difficult circumstances you have been through, God can bring you out better. However, that is not an automatic. You have to choose that you WANT God to help you. That is the beginning of receiving it with JOY! Then you tell God that’s what you want.
Accepting is a process. You choose to begin the journey, and you can stop at any point. The path is often full of growth, healing, and change. You might not end up where you thought you would, be if you diligently listen as He leads, you will come out stronger … “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.” Rom 8:28 (NIV)
The result of walking in obedience with God will be better than you imagined it ..and it might look completely different than you expected. (Enjoy my post on Obedience with Truth in Love – it is there to encourage you).
Each of us has our own path; some things are our choices. The soil of our own hearts is our responsibility…your actions and your responses count. Choose to not allow the enemy to use negative experiences from your past as power over you. So .. hand them over to God, and take your life back! .. give your LIFE back to Him! For we know Him who said, “It is mine to avenge; I will repay,” and again, “The Lord will judge his people.” Hebrews 10:30.
Identity is so important, and knowing who you are on the inside is so important. If you hold onto Christ’s truth about you, you will get through. The real you…the core of you .. .the one He created and formed in the womb .. can come through! And when you do, you will be able to give God the glory! Just hold on .. and keep your head up. He’s with you … believe me, you’re not alone.
My prayer today:
Thank you for bringing this to light for me .. I have been wanting a way to express the feeling in my heart where I desire Your truth for me, and those around me. Teach us, teach me how to taste and see more …and better. Your servant, now friend .. :). Thank you that You protect and love me, and will walk the whole journey with me. Amen.