Girrrrrllllll! Ok, we are jumping straight into the Word on this one! God with me here this morning!
There is a revelation of encouragement God dropped on me last night. I will be honest with you I was discouraged, and longing. I was feeding a lie the enemy of my soul was feeding me and he was winning ground in my heart. God had sown seed and it was being snatched as quick as it was being thrown until this…
That same day Jesus went out of the house and sat by the lake. 2 Such large crowds gathered around him that he got into a boat and sat in it, while all the people stood on the shore. 3 Then he told them many things in parables, saying: “A farmer went out to sow his seed. 4 As he was scattering the seed, some fell along the path, and the birds came and ate it up. 5 Some fell on rocky places, where it did not have much soil. It sprang up quickly, because the soil was shallow. 6 But when the sun came up, the plants were scorched, and they withered because they had no root. 7 Other seed fell among thorns, which grew up and choked the plants. 8 Still other seed fell on good soil, where it produced a crop—a hundred, sixty or thirty times what was sown. 9 Whoever has ears, let them hear.”Matthew 13:1-9
It was all coming back to me. I struggled so hard to believe the things of God because of the culprit that was coming to take the seed of truth that was being spread all over my heart. FOR YEARS I could not figure out why I was not getting victory in this area. My heart IS good ground, but why are these things happening that are keeping my maturity stagnant? God started breaking down this passage more:
18 “Listen then to what the parable of the sower means: 19 When anyone hears the message about the kingdom and does not understand it, the evil one comes and snatches away what was sown in their heart. This is the seed sown along the path. 20 The seed falling on rocky ground refers to someone who hears the word and at once receives it with joy. 21 But since they have no root, they last only a short time. When trouble or persecution comes because of the word, they quickly fall away. 22 The seed falling among the thorns refers to someone who hears the word, but the worries of this life and the deceitfulness of wealth choke the word, making it unfruitful. 23 But the seed falling on good soil refers to someone who hears the word and understands it. This is the one who produces a crop, yielding a hundred, sixty or thirty times what was sown.”Matthew 13:18-23
|Heart Posture||Seed Outcome|
|seed sown along the path||hears the message about the kingdom and does not understand it, the evil one comes and snatches away what was sown in their heart.|
|rocky ground||someone who hears the word and at once receives it with joy. But since they have no root, they last only a short time. When trouble or persecution comes because of the word, they quickly fall away|
|thorns||someone who hears the word, but the worries of this life and the deceitfulness of wealth choke the word, making it unfruitful.|
|good soil||someone who hears the word and understands it. This is the one who produces a crop, yielding a hundred, sixty or thirty times what was sown.|
Ok, do you get it? Everyone’s heart is one of these four at some point. I was floating between the path, thorny, and good. It was seasonal, but seasonal was not good enough for me, I wanted eternal. I want an eternally “good soil” postured heart so I can not only receive God’s word, but understand it, and YEILD FRUIT that LASTS!!! Do you want that too?! Keep reading a little more…
So I was talking to My Elizabeth and she refused to let me get off the phone downcast when we KNOW just how good God is! Then she said something that snatched the seed right back out of the enemy’s hand and loosed me from the grip of the thorns that were trying to choke life out of me, “But what if He do?”
So now I ask you:
- I know the enemy told you you that God may not make you a wife after all these years, “But what if He do?”
- I know the enemy said God will not make you a mother and that your womb cannot hold babies, “But what if He do?”
- I know God healed you once before and that it lasted for a little bit but the issues back and what if he don’t, “But what if He do?”
- I know you weren’t told “I love you from your parents and it made you feel unloveable and that even God can’t love you, “But what if He do?”
- I know people said that your testimony wasn’t dramatic enough and God can’t possible use it to change a generation, “But what if He do?”
- I know your family is all jacked up and y’all always been jacked up, and the enemy tell you that God can’t restore them, “But what if He do?”
- I know you may not think you’re the bravest, and the boldest, and prettiest, or have the most attractive speech, and you have doubted if God can use YOU for His glory, BUT WHAT IF HE DO?!!!!
“What if He do,” KILLS doubt, but “What if He don’t,” builds doubt!
YOU have to get indignant with the devil and let him know, SO WHAT about all you are telling me God will NOT do for me, through me, with me, WHAT IF HE DO??? What if He does make a miracle out of all the emergencies in my life? What if He does give me a new song that I cannot contain and even though I am no songbird by MAN’S standard, the song of praise in me will restore my heart and other’s hope? What if He DOES heal my sickly child? What is He DOES do it all?
1 John 5:14-15 (KJV)
14 And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us:
15 And if we know that he hear us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desired of him.
CHANGE THE GAME SIS! Kill doubt in your heart once and for all. For every time the enemy says, “What if He don’t,” HIT him back with a, “BUT WHAT IF HE DO?!” Then praise God for WHO HE IS!
PRINCE OF PEACE
LOVER OF YOUR SOUL
AND THE LIST GOES ON!!!!
Get a song in your heart and a praise on your lips! Do it NOW! Break the hold of the thorn NOW!
Somebody asked me yesterday, “Why do you love Jesus?” My response was, “I just do. He saved me from death, even suicide.” Girl, the way I told it, I didn’t even convince myself! But after God restored and lead me into all truth, I emphatically declare, I love Jesus because every time the world tried to kill me, HE FOUGHT FOR ME! Every time the enemy tries to send a lie of doubt that God can’t or won’t in my life, GOD FIGHTS FOR ME. He has always been fighting for me and for that, I LOVE HIM! He has moved mountains to pursue my heart! He has given nations to have ME! I love Him because He first loved ME! Sis, He loves you too and wants YOU to be free! He wants to use you for His glory and give you a life that impacts the world for His glory. I know the enemy just shot that arrow of, “What if He don’t,” but I QUENCH it by lifting the Shield of Faith and I say to you, “But what if He do?”