Friday, June 21

Gardens turned into Battle Fields

In Matthew 13 you can read a story of Jesus called the ‘Parable of the sower’.  The story is about a farmer sowing seed, some falling on the path, some on stoney ground, some growing up amongst weeds and others on good, open soil.  The depth of their roots and the condition of their growth was down to these different environments.

On first glance a very nice garden story.  But its not a nice garden story.  Its the story of fight for survival.  Fighting against the devil’s schemes, the distractions and temptations around us, to deepen our spiritual root system and flourish in every circumstance.

Jesus tells His disciples to let the Word of God take real effect in their lives.

Not long after this, in the next chapter, the disciples face a huge challenge – on a boat in the middle of a life threatening storm.  Jesus comes to them walking on the water.  They were unable to face the storm with courage. It now becomes obvious the parable of the sower was for such a moment as this.

If the Word truly takes root in your heart, you resist the grip of the pressures of life and you allow Him to shape your world you will be ready for any storm.  Furthermore, you will get out of the boat and turn the storm into an opportunity to walk on water.  Peter clearly had taken on board the power of the Words of Jesus, the power of the Word.

If you feel your words, your prayers, your actions just blow back in your face maybe there is not enough weight of The Word in you, because His Word will never return to you without success.

Your fight is not against flesh and blood, but a spiritual one, requiring spiritual weapons.  The Bible is your chief weapon able to defeat all things and set your life up for success.

Have a great day.

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