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Let the Seed in you grow!! (Part 2)

Nov 12, 2019 | Dr. Mathew Kuruvilla

Colossians 3: 15,16 says” And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to which also you were called in one body; and be thankful. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom, teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord”. God wants His peace to rule in our hearts.The Word of Christ should dwell in us richly. It is not our prayers that give us peace but the Word of God in us. That is the reason why the devil tries to steal the Word from our hearts. God refers to the Word as seed because it has life and it grows and bears fruit. Just like a seed, the Word also has a growth process. Mark 4:28 talks about the process of the growth like this- ” For the earth yields crops by itself: first the blade, then the head, after that the full grain in the head”.So the seed needs time to grow and the bible says that those who inherited the promises of God inherited those by faith and patience.
While we wait for the seed to grow, there is a very crucial thing that we need to do. We must PROTECT THE WORD IN US!
Let me tell you how you can protect the sown Word:
1. The devil will try to show you negative situations so that you will focus on that and not on the Word. Eventually you will end up speaking what you see and not what the Word says and your own words will cancel the sown Word.
2. A good relationship with Jesus who Himself is the Word will increase your trust in the Word and that makes the seeds rooted and they will grow stronger.
3. Hurts caused by people can steal the Word from you because when you speak offensive things, seeds of bitterness and fear will grow alongside. And we should decide which seed should grow in us.
4. Ephesians 4:29 says “Let no corrupt word proceed out of your mouth, but what is good for necessary edification, that it may impart grace to the hearers”. Yes! Our own words can choke the sown Word in us.
5. Sometimes the world will become more attractive to you, and the world will seem more fast. The Word takes time for the results to be obvious but it is very rich. It is so rich that it will grow in us in such a way that we will lend to nations. The devil will try to make us panic but the bible says in 1 Peter 5:6,7,8 like this – “Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time, casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you.
6. Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour”. Let me make one thing very clear to you . The devil cannot touch us. He walks about like a lion to steal the sown Word from us. Protect the Word in you! When you hear anything contrary to the Word, resist and reject it!!
7. 1Thessalonians 2:13 says,” For this reason we also thank God without ceasing, because when you received the word of God which you heard from us, you welcomed it not as the word of men, but as it is in truth, the word of God, which also effectively works in you who believe”.
When you hear His Word, receive it, believe it and protect it!
We have to protect the Word for it to grow and bear fruit. God bless you!