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“Other seed fell in the weeds; the weeds grew with it and strangled it.” ~~Jesus

November 9, 2012 4 comments

So we have heard God. But something happens. It isn’t immediate but in fact subtly slow over time.

Life happens is what. We go about our lives. We worry about how we will take care of things. Tomorrow is more important than what God is saying today. We worry. We get consumed with making money. Our focus is on having fun.

What we heard God say gets lost in all this other noise. The weeds of life choke and strangle the Word of Jesus.

May we seize God’s Word. May we hold on no matter what. May we stick with it until there’s a harvest.

“Other seed fell in the weeds; the weeds grew with it and strangled it.” ~~Jesus (Luke 8:6)

“Other seed fell in the gravel; it sprouted, but withered because it didn’t have good roots.” ~~Jesus

August 16, 2012 5 comments

We know there can be a problem. There is the early enthusiasm of hear Jesus and knowing him. But the enthusiasm doesn’t go very deep. It is all emotion and superficial. Nothing really changes much other than a commitment to go to a church building that is very entertaining. It is all a fad.

And when the first bit of trouble comes, puff, the commitment is gone.

Jesus challenges us not to be this way. We need to seize the Word we hear from Him. We need to hold on to what we hear no matter what. We need to persist and stick with it. That is the challenge from Jesus. We need to have good roots.

“Other seed fell in the gravel; it sprouted, but withered because it didn’t have good roots.” ~~Jesus (Luke 8:6 The Message)

“Some of the seed fell on the road; it was tramped down and the birds ate it.” ~~Jesus

July 29, 2012 10 comments

Jesus knows that God’s word isn’t always received well.   The seeds on the road are those who hear the Word of God, but no sooner do they hear it than the Devil snatches it from them so they won’t believe and be saved. It is hard to understand all of this. The Disciples struggled as well.

We don’t have to understand how or even why the Devil snatches up God’s Word but we know, from Jesus, it happens. We have to be careful. This message is for us not someone else. Jesus said this to His disciples. He said it to give us insight. We need to take care with God’s word.

We are challenged by Jesus to have good-hearts. He wants us to seize the Word. We need to hold on no matter what, sticking with it until there’s a harvest. That is how it is in God’s world (Kingdom).

“Some of it fell on the road; it was tramped down and the birds ate it.” ~~Jesus (Luke 8:5 The Message)

“A farmer went out to sow his seed.” ~~Jesus

July 2, 2012 3 comments
English: Farmer

Farmer (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Jesus challenges us to understand GOD’s word. GOD is the farmer. It is GOD who plants the seed, His word.

This has nothing to do with us. It is all GOD’s doing. We like think we are the center of things. Even the disciples of Jesus didn’t get what Jesus was saying and they were with Him all day long for 3 years. It all starts with GOD and His word. That is the most important thing to understand. It is all about GOD and what He says / wants.

“A farmer went out to sow his seed” ~~Jesus (Luke 8:4 The Message)

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