“Now the parable is this: the seed is the word of God. “Those beside the road are those who have heard; then the devil comes and takes away the word from their heart, so that they will not believe and be saved. “Those on the rocky soil are those who, when they hear, receive the word with joy; and these have no firm root; they believe for a while, and in time of temptation fall away. “The seed which fell among the thorns, these are the ones who have heard, and as they go on their way they are choked with worries and riches and pleasures of this life, and bring no fruit to maturity. “But the seed in the good soil, these are the ones who have heard the word in an honest and good heart, and hold it fast, and bear fruit with perseverance. Luke 8:11-15 (NASB)
When will you make yourself available to meet with me in my word? I will set a daily time and place to meet with you in your word. I will make meeting with you in your word the priority of my life. Meeting with you in your word will be on my schedule. I will give you the best part of my day to meet with you in your word. How will my word take root in you? I will carry your word with me throughout the days of my life. I will meditate on your word. I will memorize your word. I will keep your word in my heart and mind. Your word will guard the course of my life. How will you make sure that nothing thwarts the growth of my word in you? I will never let anyone or anything crowd you out of my life. What will you guard against? I will make sure that the worries and cares and pleasures and riches of this life do not divert my attention from you and your word. I will focus my heart and mind and life fully on you. What do you expect that my word will do in you, with you, for you and through you? Your word will change my heart. Your word will transform my mind. Your word will guard and guide through life. You will use your word to mold and shape my life. You will use your word to make me into the person you have called me to become. Your word will make me able to bear fruit for your kingdom and bring glory to your name. Every thought I think will be formed by your word. Every step I take will be guided by your word. Every move I make will be directed by your word. I will live my life according to your word. That will be true as you allow my word to take root in you. That I will do. That will be very good.
Lord, I will not let anything or anyone thwart the growth of your word in me. I will meet daily with you in your word. I will put your word into daily practice. Make my heart to be like rich soil so that your word will cause me to bear much fruit for your kingdom. Amen
Key Question… Why is it imperative that you set a daily time and place to meet with God in His word?
Living It Out… Allow God’s word to dwell in you richly so that you will be able to bear fruit for Him.
Seeing It Happen… Have faith that God’s word dwelling richly in you will make you able to bear fruit for Him.
Get Ready To Share… Share with another person or your small group how you are allowing God’s word to dwell richly in you.
Prayer To Bless Others… May you be receptive to the seed of God’s word growing in the good soil of your life.
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