The Light of Christ Journey

Encouraging people on their journey with Christ

Are you struggling to make room for God in your life? Making room for the Lord is an ongoing battle that man has faced since he was put on the earth. The Lord wants to help you with your efforts. It is no surprise to the Lord that you may have hit the wall. You have a lot going on in your life and need help navigating this season. In the parable of the sower Jesus gives insight into our hearts. that is compared to four different types of soil.

The Seed that Falls Among the Thorns

The soil we want to discuss today is the soil that is filled with thorns. This is a life that is busy and other things are more important than God. Jesus says this in Mark 4:7,18-19. “Other seed fell among thorns that grew up and choked out the tender plants so they produced no grain… 18 The seed that fell among the thorns represents others who hear God’s word, 19 but all too quickly the message is crowded out by the worries of this life, the lure of wealth, and the desire for other things, so no fruit is produced.”[1]

From Soil with Thorns to Good Soil

It has been my experience it takes God’s intervention to show us the folly of the life we are living. The world may call you a success, but deep down you know you are empty. In short, your heart is a weed patch with wrong priorities. I have been there, so I know what it is like for God to bring this to your attention.

It takes God, through the power of the Holy Spirit, to change our hearts from a soil of thorns to good soil. First, we need to see the problem and confess our mistakes to God. Then we must be willing to turn away from what we want and turn to what God wants for us. When we get right with God, He will guide us by the Holy Spirit on what we need to do. Pray and ask the Lord to open your heart so you can make the changes He is calling you to make. Remember transformation takes time, it is slow, but over time God does change us as we cooperate with Him. Isaiah 64:8And yet, O Lord, you are our Father. We are the clay, and you are the potter. We all are formed by your hand.” [2]

If you are struggling to make room for God, listen here:

[1] Tyndale House Publishers. (2015). Holy Bible: New Living Translation (Mk 4:7,18–19). Carol Stream, IL: Tyndale House Publishers.

[2] Tyndale House Publishers. (2015). Holy Bible: New Living Translation (Is 64:8). Carol Stream, IL: Tyndale House Publishers.

Leave a Reply

%d bloggers like this: