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Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional!
But the worries of this life, the deceitfulness of wealth and the desires for other things come in and choke the word, making it unfruitful.
Jesus had given a parable about the sewer and the seed, the seed being the “Word of God.” He said sometimes the “Word of God” is sewn into the mind and heart of a person and then a list of “Other Things,” as Jesus called them, chokes the Word out so that it bears no fruit.
As a father I remember giving specific instructions to each of my boys at different times. And through the years each of them had an occasion to “Drop The Ball.” When I’d go over it again they would agree with me that I had indeed given them the same instructions originally. I would then ask … “What happened?” “Things Dad.” And I’d say … “What Things?” Then they would list a litany of reasons why my instructions had not been followed. While I was talking, “Other Voices” were talking to them as well. Things like … “What about that test in 3rd period? I’ve got a game Friday night. I’m getting a bad grade in Math.” In other words, other things, other concerns, and other interests made Dad’s instructions unimportant. All of us must ask ourselves “What Things” have we allowed to make “God’s Word” unimportant?
This AM I commit myself “Heart and Soul” to silence the “Other Things” in my life. I want Your Word in me more than anything else. Amen