God’s Word Has Power To Grow Us  

“On that day after Jesus went out of the house, He sat by the lake. And such a large crowd gathered around Him that He got into a boat to sit while the whole crowd stood on the shore. He told them many things in parables, saying: “Listen! A sower went out to sow. And as he sowed, some seeds fell along the path, and the birds came and devoured them. Other seeds fell on rocky ground where they did not have much soil. They sprang up quickly because the soil was not deep. But when the sun came up, they were scorched, and because they did not have sufficient root, they withered. Other seeds fell among the thorns, and they grew up and choked them. But other seeds fell on good soil and produced grain, some a hundred times as much, some sixty, and some thirty. The one who has ears had better listen!” Matthew 13:1- 9

This parable really explains going deeper in a profound way. Jesus tells the Pharisees, I tell stories so that they can understand on simple terms. He was telling us, that we either allow the word to go deep and produce fruit or we remain unfruitful and be like the Pharisees who just listen, but never let the word change their self-righteous lives.

If we are going to be those who want to go deep with God then we must allow His word to take root, in order to change us from the inside out. Rather than looking like we are changed on the outside with the right talk, the right walk, and the correct behavior. We need to show those watching our walk. 

The truth is we can be true spiritual giants if we not only are hearers of the word, but because the word has penetrated our soul and changed us, we can actually be doers as well. 

God wants us to walk in total Victory in 2017, but in order for that to happen we need His word to go deep and give us the strength, grace, love and direction, He loves us enough to grow us. 

Barbara Sanchez 

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