Thursday, June 3, 2010
Where's the Water?
by: Lisa Petrarca
The following passage shows us that our life and problems are like seeds waiting to be watered.
Water them with the word of God, prayer, patience and love, soon you will see new growth sprout up within you. The spirit of the Lord begins to take root.
Deprive them of these key necessary nutrients and you begin to wither inside.
Then Jesus said to them, "Some people are like seed along the path, where the word is sown. As soon as they hear it, Satan comes and takes away the word that was sown in them. Others, like seed sown on rocky places, hear the word and at once receive it with joy. But since they have no root, they last only a short time. when trouble or persecution comes because of the word, they quickly fall away. Still others, like seed sown among thorns, hear the word but the worries of this life, the deceitfulness of wealth and the desires for other things come in and choke the word, making it unfruitful. Others, like seed sown on good soil, hear the word, accept it, and produce a crop-thirty, sixty or even a hundred times what was sown." Mark 4:13-20
"What shall we say the kingdom of God is like, or what parable shall we use to describe it? It is like a mustard seed, which is the smallest seed you plant in the ground. Yet when planted, it grows and becomes the largest of all garden plants, with such big branches that the birds of the air can perch in its shade." Mark 4:30-32
HE SAID TO HIS DISCIPLES "WHY ARE YOU SO AFRAID? DO YOU STILL HAVE NO FAITH?"