Let us consider the parable of the sower from Mark chapter 3.Jesus said, “Listen if you have ears.” Understand the farmer sows the Word, but the way the word is received is important. Some seed fell on the path and birds devoured it. When they hear, Satan immediately comes and takes away the word that is sown in them.
Other seed fell on rocky ground, where it did not have much soil, and immediately it sprang up, since it had no depth of soil. And when the sun rose, it was scorched, and since it had no root, it withered away. This person began well, but when tribulation or persecution arises because of the word, immediately he stumbles.
Let me encourage you NOT to give up on your family and do not be discouraged. If there is no depth it is not your fault. Pray for our children and family that depth will be created in them to receive.
Do you feel like you are getting nowhere as you share with others?
Don’t look at the surface but go deeper. We are in a process as we grow in Christ. Keep sowing the seed and it will take root.
Some of you have the five fold Holy Spirit gifts, but if there is no depth they will not be effective because the soil is shallow.
There is a challenging need to love people where they are.
When you look at me (Pastor Allan) you may see me as dressed poorly, but I am blessed. Don’t pay attention to the outside, because God is looking at the heart.
Our sins took Jesus to the cross and He loves the sinner who needs to grow as much as He loves the mature saint. How do you receive the unlovely?
Pay attention to those we minister to. Don’t push them away if they are not fully developed in Christ. At times you will be fighting the devil face to face, but take authority and walk in it. Pray that the Holy Spirit will dig deep into the soil and prepare it for depth.
Each and every one of us needs more depth. Allow the seed to work in your life.