Allow the Lord to create in you a clean heart, and the joy of your salvation will be restored....
He wants to remove the stony heart and give you a heart of flesh (Ezekiel 36:26-27). God will not despise a broken and contrite heart. Receive the seeds of His Word and Spirit, what can and will you allow the Lord to plant into you?
Our hearts and minds must become fertile ground. Hide His words in your hearts, and don't allowing the devil to rob you of the seeds that have been planted within you. The Lord desires to give you life and he wants you to have it more abundantly. Becoming fertile ground allows us to become who God intends for us to be.
It's your choice what type of soil will you be.
SCRIPTURE REFERENCE & STUDY NOTES:
(of soil or land) producing or capable of producing abundant vegetation or crops.
(of a seed or egg) capable of becoming a new individual.
(of a person, animal, or plant) able to conceive young or produce seed.
"Lord, I desire to be fertile ground." Does anyone want to leave here today being fertile ground?
Mark 4:13-20 | Don't be rocky; don't let the devil steal passion and happiness from you! It's your season to grow. God knows what he planted in you, and He wants to see it taking place. Anything that God sows, He wants there to be roots. Why are roots important? It gives life, and Satan cannot remove it because the roots are deep; the roots are anchored. Is your root system anchored in the Lord. VS 17 - You don't want your season, your happiness, your health, your tree to last a short time. If you don't have a root system, when trouble comes, you will fall away.
Things will come that will try to choke God, peace and happiness out of your life; but you must choke it out of your life! Don't let anything disrupt the facts of what God told you. Believe God's report: stop worrying, fretting about these things.
Cross Reference - Psalm 37:4-6: Delight ourselves in the Lord in order to get the desires of our heart. We must keep our focus on God! Cross-Reference - Matthew 14:29-33: Peter took his eyes off of the Lord, and when he did, he began to sink...
VS 20 - "ACCEPT" - good soil moves; it cultivates the seed that has been planted in it. God says, "Accept what I have planted in you, and I guarantee that it will grow." What is God asking you to produce? LIGHT - not darkness! Cross-Reference - 1 John 4:4: Greater is He that is in me than he that is in the world!
**Your brokenness takes place for a reason - because God's light has to be able to shine through the broken pieces. Come with a mindset that you want to be different - that you want to be fertile ground. Each time you open your Bible, every time you come to church, come with a mindset that you will be fertile ground!**
ONE seed planted by God can produce His changing power in your life!
People want to be saved, but are they ready to accept God's Word? Humbly accept Gods word that has been planted in our heart. If you want God to plant something in you, guess what you've got to do? Get rid of some things!
Q: Why is your root system so important?
A: Because it gives you life, and it keeps you anchored. It prevents Satan's tugging at you causing you to fall away.
Q: What should we do when God's seeds are sown into us?
A: We must accept it, AND produce a crop (that continues to produce). Concentrate on the word, and make sure it gets deep down in our soul.
Q: How do I get put back together again?
A: Take God your broken pieces, and I guarantee that whatever He put in you will shine through the darkness. LET GOD PUT YOU TOGETHER; ACCEPT, AND LIVE HIS WORD
Q: If you want to be saved - to allow God to plant something into you, guess what you've got to do?
A: Get rid of some things! (James 1:21)
God is looking for a Return on His Investment (ROI) measures the gain or loss generated on an investment relative to the amount of money invested. ROI is usually expressed as a percentage and is typically used for personal financial decisions, to compare a company's profitability or to compare the efficiency of different investments.