This is the second part of the series called "The soils of the heart". The second soil is the seed that fell on rocky ground in Luke 8:6 that says, "Some fell on rocky ground, and when it came up, the plants withered because they had no moisture." This scripture is a lot of Christians when they are not truly rooted in the word. They are planted in the Word and they do well for 6 months to a year and then they let the world influence them becoming dried up and leaving the faith. But that’s other people how about your life? Are you barely in the Word and still have attachments to the world? I'll be honest, the soil of my heart was like this for a long time. August of 2020 is really when God broke me and I broke away from things of the world. I have been in church my whole life, I have grown up in the church but I didn’t give my life over to Jesus until 2015 when I was 11 years old. I remember the day when one of my spiritual brothers gave me a word saying that I needed to let go of what of my ways and my thoughts and letting God take over me and my thoughts. I have been walking with the Lord for almost 6 years on February 11. Let me tell you these past 6 years have been hard and a lot of refinement, teaching, correction, rebuking, and training in righteousness (2 Timothy 3:16). This past year of my life has been hard, but so much good has come from it and I have grown in maturity and in my spiritual life. I have learned so much and I am learning something new each and every day from the examples of my pastors and my parents. My desire for every new Christian is to hold on to the Word and to fully let go of the things of the world and persevere through the hardship. A lot of baby Christians get choked out and don’t make it because they haven't fully given their lives to Christ and His ways. The Word falls on their rocky heart and the seed of the Word is watered and it does good for a while but then it withers up and dies because they aren’t constantly applying it to their lives. That's the most important thing you can do is read the Word but if you don’t apply it to your life that desire for the Word and for God will wither up. You will fall away from the path of God and you will be spiritually dead. I encourage you to hold on to the Word and to persevere through the hard times because, trust me, it's worth it. God will do so much in your life and you will become a powerful weapon for God's army. I have been walking this walk for almost 6 years and it's been difficult but, I can see the fruit in my life and how God has changed me. I want the same thing for you and your life. I desire to be like my pastors who have been walking in the faith for 25 plus years with the Lord. You can see in their lives that there are still hardships but they are rooted in the Word. The things of the enemy are challenging but conquerable for them even when it's hard they persevere. I encourage you to do the same and don’t let the enemy destroy you and pull you back into the world.
Yours truly, Jewels