The Word of God is the most accurate Word of all, it never lose its authenticity, nor its power (Matthew 24:35). When it goes out, it will accomplish and achieve the purpose for which God sent it (Isaiah 55:11). But why some mature/grow spiritually and some don’t?
The Teaching of our Lord, Jesus Christ in the book of Matthew Chapter 13:1-29, led me to understand that, the condition of the soil matters for the kind of production expected, and all farmers will agree. Knowing our limitations of spiritual concepts, Jesus directly used words pictures “Soil means our heart”, “Seed means God’s Word”; it’s related to our spiritual lives. If our heart is unable to receive the seed, we will definitely be unable to understand the things of God for it takes good soil to produce harvest from the Seed.
The question is how can the soil become good?
Some think once they give their life to Christ, they are done. Instead, the journey just began. As a matter of fact the day we give our life to Christ, is our first day in the Kingdom of God. We are a brand new born baby. We are one day old. So if you can trace how long it’s been since you’ve been born again, it’s how old you are (lol) just in the spiritual realm. Physically we don’t change but everything that makes us who we are changed. Our nationality change from wherever we were to Christian. Our culture change, that is why our name change to sister or brother to help us “fit in” to the Kingdom of God’s culture, for there is no special recognition for one, we are all children of God. The Bible tells it in 2 Corinthians 5:17: “everything become new.” We are new to the language of God, new to the voice of God, new to the ways and will of God, new to the lifestyle we need to live as a child of God. We need to learn to talk the talk, walk the walk.
You can’t keep things the way they were and expect to grow at the same time, your mind has to be renewed and your diet has to change in order for the soil to produce from the seed. The soil really matters!
(to be continued- part 2)