Have the Word of God in Your Heart

People are always wanting keys to change their lives. There is one sure thing that will change your life forever and that is receiving the Word of God. The Word of God never fails. The Bible says it never returns void (Is. 55:11). The Word says about itself that it grows mightily and always prevails (Acts 19:20). How do we get this Word that never returns void, always accomplishes what it is sent to do and always grows and prevails working for us?

 

You and I must get the Word of God in our heart. The Bible calls our heart soil and the Word of God seed. I have never seen any seed grow apart from being planted in soil. The Bible clearly declares in Proverbs 4:23 that out of our heart or soil flow the issues of our life. In other words, if you want to change your life, you have to have the Word of God in your heart. We also know according to the parable of the sower found in the gospels that there are four types of heart conditions. You and I must make sure that we have taken care of our heart and removed all the obstacles. If we don’t have the correct heart condition, no matter what kind of seed and how much you sow, the seed will never fully produce to its capability.

 

Do you know which soil you are? It does matter! Are you wayside soil? Those that hear the Word and don’t understand and the devil immediately steals the Word. The cure is to pray for the eyes of their understanding to be opened.

Are you stony ground? The people with this soil are double minded, carnal and easily tempted. These people need a personal mentor, someone to walk them through the Word and hold them accountable.

Are you thorny ground? These people let the cares of life, the deceitfulness of riches, the pleasures of life and un-forgiveness rule their soil. They are never ever able to bring the Word of God to fruition in their lives. The people with this soil need to make some hard choices to live and do the Word of God. They must get their priorities in order and then they can become good soil.

Are you good soil? The people with good soil get a return on the Word of God they put in. A harvest of 30, 60 or 100; the soil we have is up to us. If you work on your soil, it will change your life forever!

Pastor Mark Garver