The Seed

The word of God is truth and we are to stand on the word of God not to be swayed or tempted by our flesh. Being grounded in his word, praying for his wisdom and understanding and not our own in order to be obedient to his word. James 1:22 But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only deceiving your own selves.

Luke 8:11 Now the parable is this: The seed is the word of God.

God’s Word                                                            The Outcome

A sower went out to sow his seed: and as he sowed, some fell by the way side; and it was trodden down, and the fowls of the air devoured it.   Luke 8:5

 

Those by the way side are they that hear; then cometh the devil, and taketh away the word out of their hearts, lest they should believe and be saved. Luke 8:12

 

And some fell upon a rock; and as soon as it was sprung up, it withered away, because it lacked moisture. Luke 8:6 They on a rock are they, which, when they hear, receive the word with joy; and these have no root, which for a while believe, and in time of temperature they fall away. Luke 8:13
And some fell among thorns; and the thorns sprang up with it, and choked it. Luke 8:7 And that which fell among thorns are they, which, when they have heard go forth, and are choked with cares and riches and pleasures of this life, and bring no fruit to perfection.

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And other fell on good ground, and sprang up, and bare fruit an hundredfold. Luke 8:8 But that on the good ground are they, which in an honest and good heart, having heard the word, keep it, and bring forth fruit with patience. Luke 8:15

Luke 11:28 But he said, Yea rather blessed are they that hear the word of God, and keep it.

Dear God we thank you for your word for it is our guide to righteousness and having a more deep and meaningful relationship with you. Lord may we seek you all the days of our lives so as to become more like you. May your word always strengthen and comfort us and remind us of your love for us – your chosen people. And as we read your word may it increase our faith and our obedience to what you have called us to be in Jesus name Amen.

The Fruit of the Spirit

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How do you see yourself? Is your character questionable? What would others say about you? More importantly what does God see in you? Are you demonstrating the character of Christ? I want God to see Christ in me and if God sees Christ in me then maybe just maybe others will see it and what an example I am to my circle of friends and others I may encounter throughout my life.

Let’s begin a ripple effect and show the attributes of Christ…the Fruit of the Spirit.

Gal. 5:22-23 KJV But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance: against such is no law.

Love – John 15:12 KJV This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you.

Joy – John 15: 11 KJV These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full. Jesus wants us to have his joy, because it endures through all circumstances. Our joy is based on how we feel at any given moment; however, the joy Jesus refers to is on the inside of you and nothing or no one can take that away from you. Know that his joy will sustain you in all you may go through. God is in control.

Peace – James 3:18 KJV And the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace of them that make peace. Think on the good things of God. That he will never leave you or forsake you. You and I can rest in his word because it is truth. That alone is peace.

Longsuffering – We can be patient because we have the Holy Spirit within us. We can endure and persevere. God is patient with us and if we have the same character traits as Jesus then we will be patient with others.

Gentleness – We should be gentle when dealing with others. A calmness of the spirit. Gentleness in your home with your family. Gentleness with those in need. Remember Jesus being gentle with the woman at the well John 4: 1-26 KJV. Also, with the woman caught in adultery John: 8:3-11 KJV

Goodness – Galatians 6: 10 KJV As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all men, especially unto them who are of the household of faith.

Faith – 2 Thess. 3:3 KJV But the Lord is faithful, who shall stablish you, and keep you from evil. Be faithful to the one who died for our sins. Show your faithfulness through your obedience to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Meekness – Matthew 5:5 KJV Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.

Temperance – We must exhibit self-control so we will not fulfill the works of the flesh and Paul describes this in more detail in Galatians 5:19-21.

Now that you know the character traits of Christ!! Let the world see Christ in you!!