Sometimes we tend to judge people by the way they dress or the way they wear their hair and even because they wear tattoos, etc.
In other words much of our society tends to judge from the “outward” appearance. On the other hand, God is a heart judge and in everything we do, He judges our hearts and its motives.
The book of 1 Samuel chapter 16 verse 7 lets us know that man looks at the outward appearance but God looks at the heart. Therefore I surmise that we need to keep our hearts right with God.
The book of Jeremiah chapter 17, verse 9 says,”The heart (man’s) is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked. Who can know it?”
Then God responds in verse 10 and says, “I, the Lord, search the heart, I test the mind, even to give every man according to his ways, according to the fruit of his doings.”
So now we realize that we must do something with our hearts.
The word of God has the answer for everything we need. The key to getting the answer is “receiving it,” whether we hear it or read it for ourselves. So then it depends on the condition of our hearts when the word is given to us.
Jesus gives a parable of the sower in the book of Luke chapter 8. He gives the types of ground the word falls on when we hear it.
“Some fell by the wayside, some fell on rocky ground; Some fell among thorns; but then some fell on good ground and was accepted wholeheartedly by the hearer. They were then blessed abundantly.”
Truth can only be accepted through a prepared heart. How have you prepared your heart to receive the word?
The purpose for planting seed is to have a harvest.
Plant your time and your heart in God’s will and obeying his word; then watch how the blessings of god begin to open up to you and flow freely into your life.
The book of Matthew chapter 6 and verse 33, lets us know that then all these things you need will be given to you. So trust your heart to God today and look for great results.
Jesus said “He that has an ear, let him hear what the spirit (of God) is saying to the churches” Revelation 2:17. May God continue to bless you.
Edwards is pastor of Agape Christian Fellowship Church and a member of the United Ministerial Alliance.