Thursday, March 17, 2011

Looking after the seed


Jesus told a story about a farmer sowing seed (Matt 13) and likened it to the word of God being preached or heard. I've been a follower of Jesus for 37 years still it frustrates me that my Christian life can resemble this farmer.

I have heard countless messages, sat in Bible studies, read book after book, listened to cassette tapes, CD's and now podcasts. I have read the Bible in many different translations, completed many different reading plans, studied long hours into the night and even spent 2 years in Bible College.

And yet I frustrate myself because if I'm honest only a fraction of the Word has taken root in my heart and produced a harvest. I am thankful for that it has been life changing. But as described in Jesus story, I have allowed His precious word to be taken away from me before it has taken root. I have allowed worries and distractions to kill it in my heart.

God help me to really hear, understand and put into practice your Word in my life much more regularly.

1 comments:

life...justsaying said...

Amen to your prayer. A human trait, I'm sure. His mercies are new every morning.

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