Monday's Thought of the Day
“As for the seed that fell on the rich soil, they are the ones who, when they have heard the word, embraced it with a generous and good heart, and bear fruit through perseverance”.
This verse come from the parable Jesus taught of the seeds that fell on various soil conditions and what became of them. It should be our hope and desire that we are like the seed that fell on rich soil. We should have an open mind to the teachings of Jesus; we should listen and learn from the Master. We need to humble ourselves and acknowledge our need to be instructed in the ways that the LORD God intends, for His will should be our will. It is only through humble listening do we gain understanding and closeness to God. God gives grace to those who hunger for His word that they may understand His will and have the strength to live according to it. Brothers and sisters, do you have this hunger, do you thirst for this knowledge? Without the desire to be nourished by the Word of God, your spiritual life will most certainly wither away and die. In verse 13 Jesus tells us of another seed, “when they hear the word, receive it with joy, but have no roots, they believe for a while and in time of temptation fall away.” We must be firmly rooted in our Christian faith. We must take time each day to pray to our LORD and talk to Him and most importantly, listen to Him. We should never be too busy with our daily life to not find time for God. My dear friends, let your roots take hold and grow strong. Let those roots seek out the nourishment that comes from God. From these firm roots will grow much good and abundant fruit.
LORD, faith in Your word is the way to find true wisdom. Let my roots of faith allow me to grow in an understanding of Your Truth. Open my eyes to your Way, and my ears to the sound of Your call, that I may understand Your will for my life and live according to it. LORD, I desire to bear good fruit for the kingdom and to bring all closer to You, LORD God. AMEN