Last week I started out with grand intentions.
And then I flopped.
But we’re going to pick up where I left off last Monday and carry on with the gardens of our lives today. Because, after all, we can’t wait another day to get something good into the soil of our lives.
Except before we can plant anything of any value in our lives, we do need first to prepare the soil.
Jesus told a parable in Matthew 13 about a seed sower who scattered seeds on different types of soil. Later he explained the story to His disciples. He said that just about anything from misunderstanding to the cares of the world to great riches can cause the truth which has been sown in a heart to die or be choked out, resulting in no growth.
Then in verse 23 He said,
- Do you have the Holy Spirit living within you? If you’d like to know more about how you can know Jesus and His Holy Spirit, please e-mail me.
- Do you ask Him to guide you into all truth as you read the Word of God? Do you depend on His guidance rather than your own intelligence, former teachings, or preconceived ideas?
- Are you willing to obey the Word without reservation? God will bless your obedience. It is an act of faith.
- And have you noticed the Word of God producing fruit in your life, changing your character and opening your eyes?