RSS

Soul Food !!!!!!

11 Jan

Today is a travel day to New York. If you comment I won’t be able to respond. Have a great Lord’s Day!!!

January 11

Soul Food

Luke 8:13

My soul, examine yourself this morning by the light of this text. You have received the Word with joy; your feelings have been stirred, and a lively impression has been made. But, remember, to receive the Word in the ear is one thing, and to receive Jesus into your very soul is quite another; superficial feeling is often joined to inward hardness of heart, and a lively impression of the Word is not always a lasting one.

In the parable, the seed in one case fell upon ground having a rocky bottom, covered over with a thin layer of earth; when the seed began to take root, its downward growth was hindered by the hard stone, and therefore it spent its strength in pushing its green shoot aloft as high as it could. But having no inward moisture derived from root nourishment, it withered away. Is this my case? Have I been making a fair show in the flesh without having a corresponding inner life? Good growth takes place upward and downward at the same time. Am I rooted in sincere fidelity and love to Jesus? If my heart remains unsoftened and unfertilized by grace, the good seed may germinate for a season, but it must ultimately wither, for it cannot flourish on a rocky, unbroken, unsanctified heart.

Let me dread a godliness as rapid in growth and as lacking in endurance as Jonah’s vine; let me count the cost of being a follower of Jesus. Above all let me feel the energy of His Holy Spirit, and then I shall possess an abiding and enduring seed in my soul. If my mind remains as stubborn as it was by nature, the sun of trial will scorch, and my hard heart will help cast the heat the more terribly upon the ill-covered seed, and my religion will soon die, and my despair will be terrible.

Therefore, O heavenly Sower, plow me first, and then cast the truth into me, and let me yield a bounteous harvest.

Truth For Life Daily by Alistair Begg

 
10 Comments

Posted by on January 11, 2015 in Christianity, Faith, Religion

 

Tags: , , , , ,

10 responses to “Soul Food !!!!!!

  1. Wally Fry

    January 11, 2015 at 7:34 am

    Levi

    Keep up the good work in New York. Bless you for it.

    Liked by 1 person

     
  2. Sharon

    January 11, 2015 at 8:48 am

    Praying for safe travels and continued blessing through you to all who need Jesus. God bless your endeavors to show His glory to others.

    Liked by 1 person

     
  3. Elaine

    January 11, 2015 at 9:09 am

    safe travels!

    Liked by 1 person

     
  4. a gentle iconoclast

    January 11, 2015 at 10:20 am

    Have a good travel day, Levi, and much joy as you work in NYC! May the Lord keep you safe and make you bear much fruit!
    Maria

    Liked by 1 person

     
  5. Old Things R New

    January 11, 2015 at 6:19 pm

    Praying for safe travels and a ready harvest.

    Liked by 1 person

     
  6. Julie Harris

    January 11, 2015 at 7:10 pm

    Love the ending prayer… “plow me first, and then cast the truth into me, and let me yield a bounteous harvest”! Praying for safe travels!!

    Liked by 1 person

     
  7. SLIMJIM

    January 14, 2015 at 4:27 am

    Blessing with your travels and ministry!

    Liked by 1 person

     

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

 
%d bloggers like this: