When you become an instrument in God’s hands as He transfers someone from the realm of darkness into the kingdom of His Son, you make a difference in the person’s eternal destiny. Not only that, but Satan also receives a devastating blow. Charles Stanley
Good Soil Yields Good Fruit
“But others fell on good ground, sprang up, and yielded a crop a hundredfold.” When He had said these things He cried, “He who has ears to hear, let him hear!”
The parable of the sower is a well known Bible story that talks about seed which fell on good ground and produced a good yield which means that it bore good fruit.
As we study the word this morning, let us examine ourselves to see whether our lives are bearing good fruit and if not, how we can change.
When a lady wearing a fragrant perfume walks into a room, the entire place is filled with that fragrance and even when she leaves, the fragrance lingers behind. Similarly, when Jesus walked amongst the crowds, His presence, His nature and His love was like a fragrance that attracted the people. They did not want to leave Him, some of them followed Him for days because they wanted more of Jesus.
In order to bear good fruit, our hearts need to be receptive to God’s word, understanding it and obeying it. By His grace, as we live out our lives in obedience to His word, the Holy Spirit will enable us to become more like Jesus, so that we too, can leave behind a fragrance that is a testimony to the living God.
I thank You for this day as I seek to be an instrument used by You. Open my ears to receive Your word, soften my heart so that Your word can be planted deep within and may Your Holy Spirit water and nurture this plant to yield a crop a hundredfold, for Your glory. Amen.
God bless you,
Theo and Manju