Posted by: peebles | June 17, 2010

Matthew 13:3 (The Message) ~ “What do you make of this? A farmer planted seed. As he scattered the seed, some of it fell on the road, and birds ate it. Some fell in the gravel; it sprouted quickly but didn’t put down roots, so when the sun came up it withered just as quickly. Some fell in the weeds; as it came up, it was strangled by the weeds. Some fell on good earth, and produced a harvest beyond his wildest dreams.”

Matthew 13:3 (The Message) ~ “What do you make of this? A farmer planted seed. As he scattered the seed, some of it fell on the road, and birds ate it. Some fell in the gravel; it sprouted quickly but didn’t put down roots, so when the sun came up it withered just as quickly. Some fell in the weeds; as it came up, it was strangled by the weeds. Some fell on good earth, and produced a harvest beyond his wildest dreams.”

I love to do a spot of gardening from time to time, however weeds will always want to creep up and spoil what I am trying to grow. I have tried just cutting the head off the weed, but for the best results I have found that I have take it out by the root to stop it from ever having a negative influence on what I want to grow. 

Spiritual weeds have to be taken care of by dealing with the root of the matter, rather than just taking the head off it. It is the same with a wound. If you just leave a band-aid over it you will never deal with the root of the problem. Bad weeds can come in different forms. For example, weeds of resentment, unforgiveness, ungodly thoughts and actions, weeds of rebellion and bitterness, weeds of anger and weeds of bad attitudes, all these weeds will choke you and can cause the Godly seed, that was planted in you, to not grow in the way that God intended it to grow. 

If you really want to grow in Christ Jesus, then maybe it is time to dig down deep and allow God to minister to your roots and take away those attitudes and those hurts which scar your heart and cause you to live in unforgiveness. Let God deal with the root cause of issues; the issues that are under the band-aid. Let Jesus, by His precious healing blood, wash a fresh over your heart and minister to the deep roots. 

My friend, when the root is gone the weed is dead, when you deal with the root problems and God has cleansed and healed you, you will then have a better, positive, more tender soil for God’s seed to grow within you. As you let His word grow, you will develop a better, positive and faith-filled victorious way of Life in Christ Jesus, no longer held back by weeds, but moving forward with His seed planted and growing, with an abundance of fruits in your life, producing a harvest for the kingdom of God beyond your wildest dreams. 

God bless you my friend, Matthew.


Responses

  1. God is the garden, a spirit filled raised garden that we seek to grow in, that the seed may be planted and Jesus will show us the way to the garden to follow him – and his word, our bible is his direction manual to teach us that he may grow us to produce a bountiful harvest


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