THE ENTANGLED HEART (Mark 4:7,18-19)

The entangled heart has good condition for growth of seed sown, however not only the desired grow on this kind of heart. V7 “And some seed fell among thorns; and the thorns grew up and choked it, and it yielded no crop”. While the word grew, thorns grew too. V18-19 “Now these are the ones sown among thorns; they are the ones who hear the word, and the cares of this world, the deceitfulness of riches, and the desires for other things entering in choke the word, and it becomes unfruitful”.
This kind of heart is prevalent today among Christians. There is absolutely no reason for the word not to affect him. In fact it does. It has conviction, deepness, and enough moisture to make the word prosper but something else comes along the line to choke the word of God in his heart.
This kind of heart has not been cleared first before the word is sown into it. there is no vacuum in nature, hence there is no heart that is empty, every heart once not cultivated will grow weeds and thorns. The thorns in this scripture are the “common things” everyone seeks to have in this life. They share the same manure to grow as the real seed. They also need to be embedded in the soil, they also need some careful deep thought and planning to grow. What are these thorns? The care of this world! Fat bank accounts, good houses, nice cars, leisure trips etc.
Jeremiah 4:3 “For thus says the LORD to the men of Judah and Jerusalem, break up your fallow ground, and do not sow among thorns”. Matthew 6:25 “Therefore I say to you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink; nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food and the body more than clothing?” To this kind of heart, make a deliberate decision not to allow the care of this world choke your spiritual growth. It is natural to want to think about these things but they must not hold premium priority in our lives. You know what the Lord want you to do, in fact you even take corresponding steps of obedience but you stop along the line when you begin to consider the world system. You must know that the worries of this world do not need fertilizer to grow, whereas the correct seeds need to be fertilized with prayer, fasting, much studying before the will grow and produce, weeds do not need it at all. Discipline yourself to the point that there is nothing you have that you cannot give unto God, then the passion for these things will be checked.
Jeremiah 29:11 “For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end”.

Prayer point: Father help me to weed out every thorns competing with Your word in my heart in Jesus name.

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