Saturday, June 2, 2012
CRACKS IN THE PAVEMENT
Another story idea came to me while I was pulling weeds from cracks in our driveway before these nasty things had a chance to totally destroy our asphalt driveway. Weeds are like that. They choke plants. Some have thorns on them and stick you when you are innocently reaching for say, a strawberry. Weeds choke out life and cause destruction.They are so powerful they can break through concrete, brick, and asphalt.
Satan and his destructive powers are like that. Good news!! God is more powerful. Just like I spray weed killer to get rid of pesky weeds, the word of God is our 'Satanic weed killer' so to speak. You 'cover' yourself and your family with the word of God so you are protected from the onslaught of the enemies tricks to bring you down.
In the Bible weeds are referred to when mentioning the word of God. It says in Matthew 13:18-23 the following "Listen then to what the parable of the sower means: when anyone hears the message about the kingdom and does not understand it, the evil one comes and snatches away what was sown in his heart. This is the seed sown along the path. The one who received the seed that fell on rocky places is the man who hears the word and at once receives it with joy. But since he has no root, he lasts only a short time. When trouble or persecution comes because of the word, he quickly falls away. The one who received the seed that fell among the thorns is the man who hears the word, but the worries of this life and the deceitfulness of wealth choke it, making it unfruitful. But the one who received the seed that fell on good soil is the man who hears the word and understands it. He produces a crop, yielding a hundred, sixty or thirty times what was sown."
What in your life is choking out the word of God so it can not bear fruit in your life?
PRAYER: Father I want to get rid of those 'weeds' in my life that choke out your word for your word is truth and the way to have a victorious life. I resist Satan and he has to flee. In Jesus name. Amen.