Fruit-Bearing Pursuits


wheat.taresBehold, the sower went out to sow; and as he sowed, some seeds fell…among the thorns, and the thorns came up and choked them out ~ Matthew 13:3-9 and 18-23.

I have a note taped on my mirror where I see it most every day that simply advises: “Choose the things that matter most.” Life can be so hectic; and I don’t know about you, but when stress rises, so does my appetite, destroying my healthy eating journey. Being too busy not only causes stress, but if I am not careful, lesser things that amount to weeds rob my time and choke out the more important things; most usually the things that I do to care for me, so I am healthy and ready for whatever the day brings.

I noted a verse today in the Amplified that brought another dimension to this thought for today.

“The kingdom of heaven is like a man who sowed good seed in his field. But while he was sleeping, his enemy came and sowed also darnel (weeds resembling wheat) among the wheat, and went on his way. So when the plants sprouted and formed grain, the darnel (weeds) appeared also. And the servants of the owner came to him and said, Sir, did you not sow good seed in your field? Then how does it have darnel shoots in it? He replied to them, An enemy has done this. The servants said to him, Then do you want us to go and weed them out? But he said, No, lest in gathering the wild wheat (weeds resembling wheat), you root up the [true] wheat along with it” Matthew 13:24-29.

Sometimes it is difficult to discern the good from the best. We need the Father’s help to distinguish that which is best for us, especially when weeding through things we enjoy and would like to keep. The enemy of our soul is good at setting before us things that look like the genuine works of God, His ideal for us. Today let’s seek the Father for the things above, the purposes that meet His desire for us. With His help we can discern what to weed, and what to just let set until the time is ripe for sorting.

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