Matthew 13: 24-25 ” Jesus told them another parable: ‘The Kingdom of Heaven is like a man who sowed good seed in his field. But while everyone was sleeping, his enemy came and sowed weeds among the wheat, and went away.’ “

The enemy is sneaky and he won’t come at you with blatant full force lies.  He’ll do his work when you’re apathetic, lazy, distracted… asleep spiritually.  And if you’ve ever planted a garden, you know that as tiny sprouts emerge from the soil it is very difficult to distinguish between what’s weeds and what’s not…until your garden is overtaken and you’re stunned at the mess.  So like those tiny weeds, the enemy will sow seeds of doubt, deception, and discouragement…that may sound like the truth in the beginning…but if allowed to grow, will  eventually choke out all our fruitfulness. (Mark 4:3-8)

Mark 4:20 ” Others, like seed sown on good soil, hear the Word, accept it, and produce a crop – thirty, sixty or even a hundred times what was sown.”

Again we’re looking at the Parable of the Sower in this verse.  The seed has been sown on good, fertile soil and has not only sprung up readily, but is bearing fruit.  Our Christian walk is not a stagnant journey where we accept the Lord and never grow beyond the “Baby Christian” stage. We need a fruitful heart – a receptive, responsive heart willing to learn and grow.   For the Lord wants us to be ever enlarging…ever growing…ever increasing…ever becoming more like Him.

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