Grow Part 3
Message Summary: God has a plan for our life. He wants us to grow and produce good fruit, but the weeds growing in our life are preventing us from producing good fruit. To get rid of the weeds means that we must get down in it and get dirty. Some of our weeds are easy to see, but there are some weeds in our lives that can be masked as something good; like, pride that looks like strength, busyness that looks like success, or when isolation looks like freedom. Sometimes we intentionally plant weeds to numb away and medicate whatever is happening in our lives, but we can’t find healing by ignoring. Thankfully we don’t have to do it alone! God is with us and wants to get dirty with us. Philippians 2:13 say that God is working in us to give us the power and the desire to fulfill his purpose. However, we must align our hearts with God and the best way we can do that is to confess to the Lord and ask him for help.
1. What are some challenges you can’t change? What are some that you can?
2. What do you need to weed out of your life?
3. What are the weeds that look like wheat?
4. Do you make time to align your heart with God?
Matthew 13:1-8 NIV –That same day Jesus went out of the house and sat by the lake. Such large crowds gathered around him that he got into a boat and sat in it, while all the people stood on the shore. Then he told them many things in parables, saying: “A farmer went out to sow his seed. As he was scattering the seed, some fell along the path, and the birds came and ate it up. Some fell on rocky places, where it did not have much soil. It sprang up quickly, because the soil was shallow. But when the sun came up, the plants were scorched, and they withered because they had no root. Other seed fell among thorns, which grew up and choked the plants. Still other seed fell on good soil, where it produced a crop—a hundred, sixty or thirty times what was sown.
Matthew 13: 24-26 NIV – Jesus told them another parable: “The kingdom of heaven is like a man who sowed good seed in his field. But while everyone was sleeping, his enemy came and sowed weeds among the wheat, and went away. When the wheat sprouted and formed heads, then the weeds also appeared.