Just recently, I was speaking with a friend. We discussed many things but most importantly we discussed the importance of going deeper with our time with God. I explained that if we want God to really work on our behalfs it is imperative to go deep!
The parable of the sower
In Matthew 13:3-9, Jesus shares the parable about a farmer who sows seeds. As he sows seed, some fell along the path and as such the birds just came and ate it. Some fell on places where it was rocky and therefore did not have much soil. As such, when the sun came, these plants withered away. Others fell among thorns, which grew but only to choke the plants. Lastly, some seed fell on good soil, where it brought forth a hundred, sixty, or thirty times which was sown!
How are you planted your seed?
When I read this passage a few times, something stood out to me. The farmer represents to me as our great and almighty God and His Word is our seed. God gives us all the Word, but how it grows in each and everyone of our lives is determined how we plant the seed (Word).
What we nurture will grow!
Wherever we invest our time, money or resources, we should expect this area of our lives to grow. Well, this is no different with our time with God. If we want to ensure that our spiritual lives are growing to the potential God has for us, we must go deeper in the Word of God! However, if we decide to not allow the Word of God to be fully planted within us, the cares of the world would quickly defeat us.
It starts with spending personal and quality time with God. Not when we feel up to it, but daily. This way, when storms and trials appear, we are not taken out by the cares of this world! However, we will be rooted in the good soil and as such we can be victorious!
So what about you? Are you rooted?
It is in this place where we can obtain continuous peace and victory!
Remember: God is waiting on you