Mark 4:26 And He said, The kingdom of God is like a man who scatters seed upon the ground,
27 And then continues sleeping and rising night and day while the seed sprouts and grows and increases—he knows not how.
When you put the Word in your heart today it will grow and spring forth for your tomorrows. Why do we need it to grow for tomorrow? Putting the Word in our heart is vital to grow in the knowledge of God, to grow in faith, and to know God. When we grow in God we are not only will know Him so we can be witness for Him —drawing others to Him, but we are preparing also for our eternity with Him.
Growing is essential as a Christian because we are called to be God’s witnesses. If we don’t grow in Him and become like Him and learn to receive from Him, we won’t have anything about us to call ourselves His witness.
The Kingdom of God is similar to the world we live in, that what we meditate everyday will grow in our heart; it will sprout, and increase in what we have heard. Anything you put your mind you can learn of, and when you’re focused on it, it grows and it will increase.
The Word of God works much the same way but, if you are just looking at the Word because you think you have to, without expecting from the Word, and if you are not applying the Word, it will not grow in your heart. Kind of like looking at seeds and not planting them, if you don‘t plant them you are not expecting any thing from them. Or like going to history class, if you are not interested in history you won‘t hear what is being taught. But if you are going to history class because you have an interest in history you will anxiously await the answers you are looking for.
Personally history never has intrigue me, but the Word of God has, and does, because it has my answers for every part of my life. I know because I am interested and have paid attention to the Word that the Word is God—and that I need it, I need Him to live complete.
When you go to the Word because you know the Word is God, you know the Word has your answers —because you are looking for something the Word has in it, then the Word will be exciting to you.
When you realize the Word is your everything, your freedom, it will be something you have to have and you won’t be willing to go without it because going without it is going without God, and going without God is going without salvation, without freedom to live happy and blessed. When you hear the Word, act on it, and apply it to your life it will grow and you will gain God’s wisdom—His revelation knowledge to live the life He intended. Without God’s insights we will live defeated.
Mark 4:24 And He said to them, Be careful what you are hearing. The measure [of thought and study] you give [to the truth you hear] will be the measure of virtue and knowledge] that comes back to you—and more [besides] will be given to you who hear.
If we are taking God seriously we will see there is more to God than a quick salvation prayer. We will know that prayer is not a ticket to heaven, but that prayer should be one of a commitment to God, to learn about Him and how to live well in His Kingdom. The only way to know Him is to hear Him by paying attention to His Word all the time, making Him our source for living.
Think about this, what do you think heaven will be like? Will we have another source other than God? Will we be meditating on the world’s way, wishing we could go back? For heavens sakes no, we will be so glad we took the time to learn and be committed to God because not only have we witnessed on the earth of who God is and had a part is those lives who also made a commitment to Him, but we will have eternal life with God!