TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 27
Scripture: Mark 4:1-9
Every human heart has four kinds of soil: wayside, thorny, rocky and good soil. Wayside soil is the ground that was never plowed, disked or prepared for planting. Our heart can’t grow seed when it has not been properly planted. The seed sits of top of the ground and therefore because it isn’t planted cannot germinate. How many of us struggle with the concept of blamelessness? Do we have to battle thoughts from the enemy declaring we deserve a measure of blame or shame? Truth too painful to hear or too difficult to believe demands more soil preparation. Stony ground represents destructive fleshly thoughts, patterns and harmful actions. These become hindrances that stop root development which results in crop failure. Thorny ground represents long-term family strongholds and generational sins, besetting sins that have to be dug out before certain promises will produce. The good news is that every one of us have good soil that will produce and it is up to us to convert the three deficient soil types into good soil as the Holy Spirit reveals which impediments we’re facing! We must pray to see rocks, thorns and wayside soil, each for what they truly are. It is essential to take any and all corrective action to grow up into Christ Jesus in all things. A harvest in blamelessness, fearlessness, and confidence is worth it!