Daily Verses: Luke 8 : 4 : 15, Ezekiel 36 : 26
Key Verse : Luke 8 : 15 : But the ones that fell on the good ground are those who, having heard the word with a noble and good heart, keep it and bear fruit with patience.
Today we’re going to learn about the difference between an infant vs an adult Christian. From the story above, our heart is likened the soil. From the verses above, the Bible has three characteristics of a soil. There’s soil that is on the footpath, full of rocks, full of thorns, and fertile. An infant Christian will have the first three characteristics of the soil (on footpath, full of rocks and full of thorns). Whenever the seed of the Word of God is poured out into an infant heart, there will be some who will reject it immediately and there will be some who will receive and believe but only for a short period of time. There will also be some who will receive the Word of God but doesn’t change because of worldly pleasure, personal worries, and wealth. On the other hand, an adult Christian will receive the Word of God with a joyful heart and do it wholeheartedly. Because of this, these people will bear fruits from their lives. In order for us to have that fertile soil, we need a new heart. This new heart will be obedient and tender. A hardened heart is like the thorny soil, rocky soil, and soil on the footpath. This heart will be rebellious, disobedient and will be difficult for it to receive and do the word of God. Let us ask God today to give us a new heart.
Renew my heart Oh, God, change my heart to be tender and easily teachable.
I will pray and ask the Holy Spirit to give me a new heart. A heart that is obedient and tender so that it is teachable and not easily angered and easily rebel.
Ezekiel 36 : 26 : I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you; I will take the heart of stone out of your flesh and give you a heart of flesh.
I will pray in unity with my family so that all of our prayer needs are answered by God.
DAILY BIBLE READING: GENESIS 27-28