How Productive is Your Garden?
|June 3rd||June 4th||June 5th||June 6th||June 7th||June 8th||June 9th|
|New Testament||Mathew 11||Mathew 12||Mathew 13||Mathew 14||Mathew 15||Mathew 16||Mathew 17|
|Old Testament||1 Samual 20|
|1 Samual 21|
Psalm 34, 56
|1 Samual 22|
Psalm 52, 57, 63, 142
|1 Samual 23-34|
|1 Chronicles 1||1 Chronicles 2|
|1 Samual 25|
1 Chronicles 3
I never realized there was money to be made in growing giant vegetables! But if you do a search for giant vegetables you will find there is a very competitive giant vegetable growers community. They grow everything BIG – from giant onions to pumpkins, so big you could hollow it out and use it to replace your garden shed! How do they grow vegetables so big? It has a lot to do with the soil of their gardens and the quality of the seed they use.
According to Jesus, the Word of God is seed and your heart is like a garden.
Matthew 13 describes four types gardens (Hearts):
- Concrete Yard: Do not understand it
- Paver Stones (Rocky): Do not have any root – Trouble & Persecution.
- Overgrown (Thorny) Do not cast their cares.
- Rich Growing Soil: Good ground – some 30, some 60, some 100-fold.
Note that only 1 in 4 types of soil produce any real fruit. Further still even the ‘Rich Soil’ produces in different measures, some 30, some 60, and some 100 fold.
So, what can we do to help our heart be more productive for God’s Word?
- Concrete Yard: Colossians 1 tells us to pray to be filled with all spiritual understanding.
- Paver Stones: Ephesians 3 tells us to pray to understand every dimension of God’s love, so we can be firmly rooted in the same.
- Overgrown: Trust His love. I Peter 5 tells us to cast our care for He cares for us.
- Rich Growing Soil: Seek to grow in the above three areas and you will progressively increase the productivity of your heart, some 30, some 60 and some 100 fold.
What steps will you take this weekto increase the productivity of your heart?