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Dec 24 – Matthew 13

The Secret of Fruitfulness

Matthew 13

Text: But the seed falling on good soil refers to someone who hears the word and understands it. This is the one who produces a crop, yielding a hundred, sixty or thirty times what was sown.” Matthew 13:23

Learn and Apply: Many of us have often wondered how to be fruitful in life and ministry. We wonder how that we hear and hear and yet are not able to manifest the fruits of the Spirit. Jesus carefully explained to his disciples the secret to fruitfulness – hearing and understanding.

For us to bear fruit, we must not only hear(read) the word, we must allow the word to enter our heart – we must sow the word like seed in our spirit man, and this is done by understanding. But how can we sow the word? How do we ensure we understand it?

1. By meditating on the word of God and asking the Holy Spirit to interpret the word of God to us.
2. By praying the word of God into our Spirit. Has God given you a promise from His word? Go to Him in prayer until He shows you what that word means and how to apply it to your life.
3. By seeking help from good ministers. Philip met the Ethiopian Eunuch and asked him, “Do you understand what you are reading?” He went ahead to explain the word of God to him. It will be a very bad thing for us to not understand the word of God, having the Bible and good ministers in our time.

As we give ourselves to understanding the word of God, may God help us to apply it to our lives in Jesus name.

Pray: Thank you Father for your word to me. Help me Lord to understand the words you are speaking to me, in Jesus name.

Written by Ike Amadi