As I heard about Jesus’ teachings and miracles again in the book of Mark recently, gratitude filled my heart for the opportunity to walk out this life’s journey with our Savior.
Even though life can be painful, challenging, and frustrating at times, we have an excellent opportunity to experience it all with the Holy Spirit guiding us.
I said to myself, “I wouldn’t miss this for the world.”
Then, a sobering thought: Most people WILL miss this (knowing the Lord) for the world!
Pause and think about that.
I also taught our church’s Sunday School class on Mark 4:1-19 recently, focusing on the parable of the Sower. It explains why most people will miss knowing the Lord for the world.
Jesus told His disciples what can happen when God’s word is sown on various types of “ground” (hearts):
Think of it. Only 1 out of the 4 types bore Spiritual fruit from the word they heard (25%).
My husband Mike created the following image to illustrate this point. The green section illustrates the good ground.
Shocking, isn’t it?
As believers in Jesus, our heritage is to know the Lord and bear fruit for His glory. Think green for Spiritual growth!
For this reason, let’s attend to this privilege each day, ensuring that our roots in Him run deep (not shallow) and keeping our way clear (not entangled in worldly ways).
Be blessed with health, healing, and wholeness,
Author of the Take Back Your Temple program
P.S. When it comes to weight loss, do you often know what you should do but have a hard time doing it?
I struggled with this issue on my own weight loss journey, but I discovered the truth of this statement:
“Nothing is different until you think differently.” – Pastor James MacDonald
In the Take Back Your Temple program, you will discover how to win the Spiritual and mental battle that often causes us to become inconsistent and get off-track on our weight loss journey.
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