Do a quick search for “dating” on the Internet and you will find millions of sites dedicated to matchmaking. Even a search for “Christian dating” will turn up more sites than you will ever be able to visit. The dating/matchmaking business is a billion dollar industry. It is obvious that people are desperately looking for love, but are they looking for love in all the wrong places?

While there is nothing necessarily wrong with a matchmaker or online dating, if God is not involved in the search, you may end up with more problems than it was worth.

A few years back a thought came to me, if God loves me and wants me healthy and happy, certainly He would be concerned with my relationships as well. I searched the Bible to find out what He has to say on the subject. This post is a portion of what I have found. I pray that this will be a blessing to you and empower your search for love and marriage.

To get the most out of this post, read each story, and then read it again in your Bible. With the Internet, you have access to multiple translations for a fresh perspective. Meditate on the verses provided, and let the Holy Spirit reveal its relevance to your situation. Dating doesn’t have to be scary for the Christian that is trusting God for a partner.

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And if you forget everything else you read here, remember this – Christian dating without Christ is like Christmas without Christ.

 

 

And God said, “It is not good for man to be alone.
I will make a companion for him.”

As early as Genesis 2:18, we see God concerned about Adam. His creation was a reflection of God. God is love. Love is best demonstrated in relationships with others. And although God had created all the animals of the earth, they could not provide the companionship and fellowship that Adam needed as well as a woman could. Without Eve, Adam may have grown selfish. But with her, Adam could more successfully carry out the command to have dominion over the earth.

Adam and Eve

And God said, “It is not good for man to be alone.
I will make a companion for him.”

God had created everything by His Word, including Adam, and declared it all good. But he formed Eve from part of Adam. In this way, He was demonstrating the oneness of man and woman in marriage. Both perfect reflections of God, and made in His image.

The two bonded together would be a powerful force for good when cooperating with God. But capable of all sorts of evil if Satan is allowed to linger around. (Genesis 2)

It is worth noting that God took a part of Adam to form Eve. Matthew Henry’s quote seems appropriate here:

“The woman was made of a rib out of the side of Adam; not made out of his head to rule over him, nor out of his feet to be trampled upon by him, but out of his side to be equal with him, under his arm to be protected, and near his heart to be beloved.”

And notice in verse 22, that God brought Eve to Adam. He had prepared them for each other, a perfect match, with Love Himself as their Father.

What you as a Believer need to take from this first promise is that God KNOWS that you need a companion. Thank Him for this promise and believe that He knows you have a need, AND He will provide it. If God has to send you across three continents to bring you together with the right person, He will do it. But it all starts with faith in your heart that God is at work, and will do what He promises for you!

Heavenly Father, I know that you do not want me to be alone. I thank you for providing a perfect companion for me! (Genesis 2:18)

For additional Creation Story resources

 

 

God will send his angel ahead of you.
Lord, let her be the one you selected to be Isaac’s wife.

Abraham was not called the Father of Faith for nothing. He was a man that trusted God completely, and was blessed in every way possible, including great wealth and possessions. His son Isaac, born in his old age by faith in God’s promise, was now a man and needed a wife. He tasked his most loyal servant to journey to the home of his relatives and find a wife for Isaac. Abraham did not want Isaac to marry anyone associated with the pagan religions and demonic practices around his home. The servant at first was hesitant to take on such a journey, but Abraham assured him that God, “would send his angel before you.”

A Wife For Isaac

Abraham’s Servant Meets Rebekah

Pause and think about what Abraham said. This was a bold statement of faith. You can only be bold when you see God constantly at work in your life. If you start small and build your faith on the small daily bumps, in time those big mountains in your way don’t look so difficult when the Creator of the universe has your back.

The servant loaded camels with gifts, and after many days, reached his destination. He prayed that the woman God had prepared for Isaac would not only provide water for the servant, but would also water all his camels. This was no easy task. Camels can consume as much as 25 gallons in ten minutes. As he was praying by the well, a young woman named Rebekah arrived. The servant asked her for a drink of water and she gave it to him, and then she offered to water his camels as well. And to make it even better, she was related to Abraham’s brother. God had brought Abraham’s servant to the exact spot and to the ideal person to be Isaac’s wife. God is so wonderful to those who trust Him. (Genesis 24)

The takeaway here is that if you have established a solid relationship with God and you are walking by faith, you can speak with boldness, and God’s Blessing and Favor will work on your behalf. This is not a license for immorality or presumption. You cannot pray for the spouse of another for instance. But you can pray and confess God’s promises, and let the angels work on your behalf.

 

 

Humble yourself before the Lord.
And He will lift you up!

To be humble does not mean to grovel and beg. Humble is the opposite of pride. Pride says I can do everything without any help. God is a jealous God. He is more eager for your success than even you are. To be humble is to recognize that you need God for everything. When you depend on God for your every need, you will not be disappointed. (Matthew 18:3-4, Luke 14:7-11)

God is eager to build a relationship with you. As you draw closer to God, He draws closer to you. (James 4:1-10) As you spend time with Him in prayer and in His Word, you begin to hear His voice, and think His thoughts. Your spirit begins to receive and understand wisdom to help you succeed in everything you do! (Joshua 1:6-9, Proverbs 3:5-6, John 15:5, 1 Peter 5:6-11)

Now what in the world does this have to do with Christian dating you ask? Its simple. If you do these things God will place you in the relationship where you can have the most impact for the Kingdom of God. He has a perfect plan and purpose for your life, if you will allow Him the opportunity to get involved in your dating decisions. Let’s take a look at two examples from the Bible.

Joseph’s Story

Joseph was Jacob’s favorite son. This was quite obvious to his brothers. Joseph was blessed with wisdom and God had given him a vision of himself as a ruler over his brothers. Instead of quietly praising God for his dreams, he let youthful pride cause him to boast about his dreams to his brothers. This opened the door for Satan to sow seeds of anger, discord and jealousy in the family, eventually leading to the unthinkable – Joseph’s own brothers sold him into slavery. To make it even worse, they told Jacob that an animal had killed Joseph. (Genesis 37)

Now God was fully capable of promoting Joseph without him having to be sold as a slave. But sin had muddied the water and sent Joseph to Egypt as a slave. Even in this most horrible situation, God was at work. God’s Blessing was on Joseph. He was bought by Potiphar, an official in Pharaoh’s court. Everything Joseph did prospered, so Potiphar put Joseph in charge of his whole household. But Satan was still lurking around, attempting to thwart God’s plan. Potiphar’s wife tried to seduce Joseph, and when he refused her advances, she accused him of attacking her and sent him to prison. You can’t get much lower than a foreign slave in prison. However, God’s Blessing was still operating in Joseph. He was given responsibility over the prison and became known as a man of great wisdom with the ability to understand dreams. (Genesis 39)

A little while later, Pharaoh had two strange dreams. One involving seven large, healthy ears of corn, that were devoured by seven thin and ugly ones. And then another dream, seven healthy cows were devoured by seven emaciated ones. None of Pharaoh’s advisers understood the meaning of these dreams. Pharaoh’s cup bearer then remembered Joseph, who had interpreted his dream, and another man’s dream, while they were both in prison. Everything happened just as Joseph had said. (Genesis 40)

Joseph In Egypt

God Promotes Joseph In Egypt

Pharaoh sent for Joseph. In the presence of the great king, Joseph was quick to give all credit for his wisdom to God, and correctly explained all that was going to happen. There would be seven years of abundance, followed by seven years of famine. He then explained what was needed to survive the coming catastrophe. Pharaoh and the whole court were in awe of this wisdom. Joseph was placed in charge of preparing Egypt for the coming famine. He was elevated to be over all of Egypt, with only Pharaoh himself above him. He was given authority over the entire country. In this position, he was able to save all of Egypt, and eventually, his entire family from destruction. (Genesis 41)

Now think about this. IN ONE DAY, God took Joseph from a slave in prison and elevated him to the second most powerful man in the world. Joseph was given a wife, honor, and authority. God fulfilled his dreams completely. And I suspect that not even Joseph could have ever imagined that God would exalt him in such a way. Joseph trusted God. God was able to lift him up and use him to save an entire nation.

Now, why would you ever doubt that God could radically change your life in the blink of an eye? Trust God. He has a perfect plan for your life including the perfect companion. Do you see yourself at the bottom of life? Consider this verse from God’s Word and rejoice.

He lifts the poor from the dust and the needy from the garbage dump. He sets them among princes, placing them in seats of honor. For all the earth is the LORD’s, and he has set the world in order. (1 Samuel 2:8 <NLT>)

 

Esther’s Story

After the Jews were conquered by Babylon, many were taken back to live and serve. After Babylon fell, they continued to serve under King Xerxes, emperor of the Persian Empire. After his wife rebelled, King Xerxes sent her away. He decided to seek out a new queen. Virgins were rounded up from all over the empire – its good to be the king, right? (Esther 1)

Esther Before Xerxes

Esther – God Placed Her In The Palace To Save His People.

Among the girls was a young Jewish girl named Esther. She was the adopted daughter of Mordecai who worked at the palace. Mordecai had instructed Esther to keep her nationality a secret and she did. The virgins underwent months of beauty treatments until their time came to go before the king. If they pleased King Xerxes, they would be made queen. If not, they would be forgotten among the many concubines in the palace.

From the very start, God’s favor was on Esther. The eunuch in charge of the virgins made sure she had the best food, and gave her seven servant girls. When Esther’s turn came to go before the king, she followed all the advice of the eunuch on what to wear. King Xerxes was so impressed with Esther that he placed the crown on her head. (Esther 2)

Within the palace there was a prime minister named Haman that was determined to destroy the Jews living in the empire. He convinced the king to put forth a decree that they should be destroyed, and their possessions taken. When the Jews heard this they tore their clothes and wept. Mordecai sent word to Esther that it was up to her to save her people. The Persians had a law that forbid anyone from approaching the king without being summoned. For Esther to go before the king unannounced might mean death.

Mordecai reminded her that as a Jew, she would not escape their fate. And that, “God brought her to the palace for just a time as this.” Esther asked for a three day fast and prayer for her. At the end, she would go to the king. She said, “If I perish, I perish.” (Esther 4)

Esther went before the king and he granted her an audience. She requested that he attend a banquet with Haman where she would give him her request. At the banquet, she asked that her life, and the life of her people be spared. When the king learned she was a Jew, he left the room while Haman begged for his life, knowing that the king’s wrath would be on him. The king put out a decree allowing the Jews to defend themselves. Esther had saved her people. (Esther 5-10)

We see yet again how the Favor of God can elevate someone and place them in the position to have the most impact. But God needs you to trust Him to lift you up!

For additional Joseph resources
For additional Esther resources

 

 

Why are you being so kind to me? I’m just a foreigner.
I know of the love you have shown your mother-in-law. May God reward you fully.

The book of Ruth is a love story. But not exactly the type you would expect. Ruth had married into a Jewish family living in the country of Moab. Elimelech, his wife Naomi, and sons Mahlon and Kilion had moved from Bethlehem to Moab to escape a severe famine. There the two sons married Moabite women, Orpah and Ruth.

While in Moab, Elimelech died. Later both sons died as well. Faced without male support in a foreign land, Naomi decided to return to Israel. She encouraged her two daughters-in-law to stay in Moab and remarry. But Ruth would have none of that. (Ruth 1)

And Ruth said, “Urge me not to leave you or to turn back from following you; for where you go I will go, and where you lodge I will lodge. Your people shall be my people and your God my God.” (Ruth 1:16 <AMP>)

Ruth In The Fields

Ruth Sows Love And Receives A Bountiful Harvest.

Ruth had seen something in Naomi, her family, and in their faith in God that changed her life. Instead of turning her back on her mother-in-law, she set aside all selfish thoughts and committed herself to staying with Naomi. After they returned to Bethlehem, Ruth went into the fields to collect grain that the harvesters missed. There were no government handouts. If you wanted to eat, you had to work picking up leftovers in the field.

If you have spent any time with God and His Word, you know that there are no coincidences. It was no accident that she arrived in the field of a wealthy landowner named Boaz, who happened to be a relative of Elimilech. Boaz arrived at his field and greeted his workers. He saw Ruth gathering grain and inquired about her. When he found out it was Ruth, he encouraged her to stay in his fields and drink from his well. Boaz also made sure that his servants would not harm her in any way.

Ruth was overwhelmed by this kindness. Being a poor foreigner, it seemed like she would be the last person to warrant such favor. She asked Boaz why he was being so kind to her. Boaz responded, “I know of your love and kindness for your mother-in-law, and how you left your homeland to care for her.” He then added the most important part, “May the God of Israel, under whose wings you have taken refuge, reward you fully.” (Ruth 2)

God was already at work in Ruth’s life. She was obeying His most important law, the Law of Love. She had placed herself in a position for the Favor of God to start working in her life. And before long, God’s Blessing would change her circumstances dramatically.

Boaz continued to show kindness to Ruth, encouraging her to stay through the harvest and sharing food from his table with her and Naomi. But God was not done with Ruth. There was a process in Israel where a family member could buy the land of a deceased male relative and redeem the land for the lost relative. In Ruth’s case, this would require the family redeemer to marry her. Boaz was related and in position to take on this role. Naomi sent Ruth to Boaz and requested that he fulfill the role of family redeemer.

Boaz already had a high opinion of Ruth. This truly selfless act on behalf of her family was too much. Ruth was proving to be a woman of exceptional honor and love. He most certainly would take on this role. There was only one hurdle. Boaz was an honorable man. He knew that there was another relative. It was his option first. But if the relative declined to marry Ruth, Boaz would gladly do it. (Ruth 3)

At the end of the story, Boaz marries Ruth. They had a son named Obed who would be the grandfather of King David. Ruth, a foreigner, would go from a poor woman gathering scraps in the field, to one of the most respected women in Jewish history. (Ruth 4)

God takes delight in all His children. He promises to supply all your needs. When you spend time in His presence by reading His Word, praying, and obeying His commandment of love, you put yourself in a position to enjoy God’s Blessing. This is exactly what happened to Ruth. As she walked in love, the Favor of God overwhelmed her life.

God knows that you need companionship. If you stop worrying about finding someone and start trusting God, He will bring that perfect person into your life. Imitate Christ by loving everyone and showing compassion to everyone you meet. Give and it will be given to you, pressed down, and running over will God give to you. (Luke 6:38) The more love you give, the more you receive. And you will open the door for God and His angels to work on your behalf.

Some Reading Suggestions For Ruth And Love:
Ruth – Seed of Love and Harvest of Blessing – A paraphrase of the story of Ruth in the Bible.
Noah & Waverly – A Scissortail Love Story – A young scissortail flycatcher named Noah learns that when he loves others and trusts God, he receives all his heart’s desires. A Christian love story.

For additional Ruth resources

 

 

Man looks at the outward appearance.
God looks at the heart.

God Looks Inside

Don’t Be Deceived By What You See. Seek God’s Wisdom. He Knows What Is In Their Heart.

Dating can be fun, challenging and sometimes even scary. How do you know if that hot guy that winked at you is the one? He may look like the perfect gentleman on the outside, but be the darkest devil inside. That is why it is so important to include God in your search. Let’s turn back to the Bible for a moment.

Israel demanded a king. This had grieved God because he knew the consequences of having a man in charge of His people, but He gave them one. After Saul had failed as king, God sent Samuel to anoint David. When Samuel arrived at Jesse’s house, he looked at the oldest son who was tall and handsome, “surely this must be God’s chosen one.” But God said man looks at outward appearances, He looks at the thoughts and intentions of the heart. (1 Samuel 16)

Now what if you could have that wisdom available to you? What if the Creator of the universe, who sees the beginning from the end, could provide insight on your potential suitors? Don’t you think dating might be a tad easier and less frustrating? Don’t you think you might avoid a few bad relationships, breakups, and emotional scars? Would not the entire dating experience be far less painful?

And just to confirm that the example above is not just one isolated example: I know their imagination. (Deuteronomy 31:21) Knows the hearts of all men. (1 Kings 8:39) He sees your way and counts your steps. (Job 31:4) Knows the secrets of the heart. (Psalm 44:21) I know their works and their hearts. (Isaiah 66:18)

There is no hiding from God. He created you and knows what is best. Before you were formed in the womb, God knew you. (Jeremiah 1:5) God knows the exact number of hairs on your head! (Matthew 10:30) And remember this, God knows all your secrets and still loves you! He died for you, and suffered the punishment for all of mankind. And if you have accepted Jesus as your Lord, He has forgotten every sin – wiped them clean off the slate. Now that is REAL love.

Consider this, if God knows everything about you – desires, hopes, dreams, and of course knows the same for everyone else, wouldn’t He be worthy of consultation before making such an important decision such as dating and marriage?

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Seek first the Kingdom of God.
And all these things will be given to you.

Jesus - Sermon On The Mount

Your Heavenly Father Already Knows What You Need.

During the sermon on the mount, Jesus covered many topics including worrying about food and clothing. He told them,

“Look at the birds. They don’t need to plant or harvest or put food in barns because your heavenly Father feeds them. Look at the lilies in the field. They don’t work or make clothing, but Solomon in all his glory was not dressed as well. Your Heavenly Father already knows what you need and will give them to you if you make the Kingdom of God your primary concern.”
(Matthew 6:25-34, Luke 12:22-34)

This was Jesus reminding you to get your focus on God first and ALL your needs will be supplied in abundance. But if you spend your days worrying, you are actually not trusting God to do what He says He will do. Remember, if you seek the Kingdom of God first, all these things will be given to you. These “things” include a companion that is perfect for you!

If God is concerned about your food and clothes, don’t you think He just might be concerned about who you date or who you might spend the rest of your life with? That seems like quite an important need to me.

Jesus was teaching his disciples about prayer when he asked this question:

If your children ask for a loaf of bread, do you give them a stone instead? If they ask for a fish, do you give them a snake? (Matthew 7:7-10)

He then went on to explain that if sinful people will do what is right for their children, how much more will their Heavenly Father give the very best gifts to those who ask Him. God is a good God. You need to expect good things from Him and recognize that when evil comes, it does not come from God.

As you pray and believe for a companion, expect that God will provide someone that is absolutely perfect for you. He knows what you like, what is attractive to you and what you need in a companion. There should be absolutely no doubt or fear that God will let you down. Matchmakers may fail you, blind dates may be awful, but God will NEVER disappoint you.

 

 

Love is patient. Love is kind.
God is love.

Love Is Patient. Love Is Kind. God Is Love.

Love Is Patient. Love Is Kind. God Is Love.

As a Christian, you are no longer under the Law. You have only one simple commandment to obey – Love the Lord with all your heart and love others as you love yourself. If you love, you will not steal, kill, lie etc. But what exactly is love?

Well, the Bible says God is Love. Not just that He has love, but He actually IS love. And the Bible tells us to imitate Jesus who is your love example. In his first letter to the Corinthians, Paul explains exactly what love means. As you read this, substitute “God” for love. And then start the process of living the love life. This will fulfill the entire law and draw you closer to God. When your vertical relationship with God is solid, the horizontal relationships with others, including your dating, will be so much better. (Mark 12:28-34; Romans 13:8-10; 1 Corinthians 13; Ephesians 5:1-2; 1 John 4:7-12)

 


Love is patient, love is kind.
It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.
It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.
Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.
It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
Love never fails.

(1 Corinthians 13:4-8 <NIV>)

When God brings you and that special person together, you should see the above (LOVE) in each other. This will be one way you can be sure that you have met the right one. Another way is a willingness to make a commitment. As a wise man once said, there can be no love without commitment, and there is no commitment without love.

Some Reading Suggestions For Love:
Do You Believe In Love? – My blog post contrasting the world’s view of love, and Love Himself.

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Do not be unequally yoked.
What harmony can there be between Christ and the devil?

Equally Yoked

Do Not Be Unequally Yoked. What Harmony Can There Be Between Christ And The Devil?

In Paul’s second letter to the Corinthians, he addresses relationships and tells them to avoid being tied to someone who is not a Believer. This is good advice. Having two people attempting to agree on significant life decisions who come from different religions, or even denominational backgrounds, can prove disastrous. There should be spiritual agreement that Jesus is Lord individually, and over your relationship. In addition, the Law of Love must reign supreme – Love God with all your heart, love others as you love yourself. Seek God’s best and forget all the man-made nonsense religion sometimes shackles you with. Christ has paid for your freedom. Use it together in pursuit of an even closer relationship with God through His Word, prayer, and the ministry of the Holy Spirit. (Romans 8, 13:8-10, 14:10-23, 1 Corinthians 10:25-33, 2 Corinthians 6:14-18, Ephesians 5:1-14)

You often hear the unequally yoked verse taught from the negative perspective. Let’s take a look at the positive side of being “equally yoked.” In Matthew 18:19, Jesus teaches that where two or more are gathered in his name, he is there. Why is that important? Let’s turn to 1 John where we are assured that if, “we know that he hears us, we know that we have what we requested.” So, if Jesus is present when you and your spouse pray together, you can know with certainty you will receive what you have asked. That’s powerful!

But there is even more. The verse before tells you that when two or more agree in prayer, God will do it. You have a double guarantee that your requests will be heard, and answered! And in Deuteronomy, Believers are told that one can put a thousand to flight, but two can put ten thousand to flight. That tells you that two Believers can be ten times more powerful together, than when they are alone. (Deuteronomy 32:30, Matthew 18:19-20, 1 John 5:14-15)

That awesome power explains why Satan attacks marriages so viciously. He knows the power of agreement. If he can introduce strife, fear, doubt, adultery, illness, financial strain, or anything else to undermine your love and faith, he will. That is why it is so important that couples stand in agreement with their shields of faith, ready to block all the fiery darts of the evil one. The Bible says the devil prowls around LIKE a roaring lion. He can’t touch you unless you lower your shield of faith. Follow the example of Jesus who used the Word of God to defeat Satan in the wilderness. (Psalm 91, Matthew 4:1-11, Luke 4:1-13, Ephesians 6:10-18, James 4:7-8, 1 Peter 5:8-9)

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Promises from God’s Word
What God promises, He will do. 

By no means is this a complete list of God’s promises. These are intended to get you started. Some of these are general in nature, but the implication is always The Blessing, which includes every area of your life.

The scriptures are personalized for you. Confess these often to yourself and let the Word get planted in your heart. Look up each verse in multiple translations and more revelation will come for your particular circumstance. Remember, God cannot lie and He does not change.


It is God’s will that I not be alone. He will provide a spouse that is perfect for me. (Genesis 2:18)

I meditate on God’s Word and I am prosperous and successful. (Joshua 1:8)

I obey the Lord and spend my days in prosperity and contentment. (Job 36:11)

God gives me the desires of my heart and makes all my plans succeed. (Psalm 20:4)

The Lord is my shepherd; I lack nothing. (Psalm 23:1)

I see the goodness of the Lord in this life. (Psalm 27:13)

The angel of the Lord encamps around me. I seek the Lord and lack no good thing. (Psalm 34:7-10)

The Lord God is my sun and shield. He bestows grace and favor on me. He withholds no good thing from me. I am blessed because I trust and rely on God. (Psalm 84:11)

Praise the Lord! Praise His holy name! He forgives all my iniquities and heals all my diseases. He redeems my life from the pit and crowns me with loving-kindness. He satisfies all my needs and desires. My youth is renewed. (Psalm 103:1-5)

I trust in the Lord with all my heart. In all my ways I seek His will and He directs my path. (Proverbs 3:5-6)

My heart plans my way, but the Lord directs my steps. (Proverbs 16:9)

The Lord guides me always and satisfies all my needs. (Isaiah 58:11)

All things are possible with God. Everything is possible because I believe. (Matthew 19:26; Mark 9:23)

Jesus came so I would have life and have it to the full. (John 10:10)

I do not doubt God’s promises. I am fully persuaded that what God promises, He will do. (Romans 4:20-21)

God’s Word renews my mind and transforms my life. I know what is the good, acceptable and perfect will of God for my life. (Romans 12:2)

I do not grow weary in doing what is good. In due season, I will reap a plentiful harvest. (Galatians 6:9)

God does exceedingly abundantly above all that I ask or think. (Ephesians 3:20)

I hold fast to my confession of faith because God is reliable and faithful to His Word. (Hebrews 10:22)

God’s favor and peace are multiplied to me through knowledge of Him and His son Jesus. He has given me all things that pertain to life and godliness. (2 Peter 1:3-4)

 

The sower sows the Word.
Sowing for a good harvest. 

Jesus told a parable of a farmer sowing seed. Some fell on the ground and the birds came and immediately snatched it up. Some fell on rocky soil, and since the roots could not grow, they did not produce a harvest. Still other seed fell among the thorns. They sprouted, but were soon crowded out and did not produce. The seed that fell on good ground produced a bumper crop, 30, 60, and even 100 times what was planted. He then went on to explain what this parable meant.

Sower Sows The Word.

Sow The Incorruptible Seed Of God’s Word For Your Harvest.

The seed is the Word of God. The ground is your heart, or spirit. The birds snatching up the seeds represent Satan who comes IMMEDIATELY to snatch the Word from you. It is very important as you hear and read the Word to keep meditating on it. Read it often and confess it to yourself. Faith comes from hearing the Word of God. This will get it planted deep down in your spirit. Once you get a revelation of what the Word means in your spirit, Satan can’t steal it from you.

The rocky ground represents trouble, persecution, fear, and doubt. These are weapons Satan will use to discourage you into forgetting the Word and blocking your faith. The Word needs to get rooted deeply inside your spirit and you must remove any old ideas, or misconceptions (rocks) that are contrary to God’s Word.

The thorny ground represents the cares of this world. This can be anything that continually takes your mind off of God and His Word. These may not necessarily be sinful, but they will prevent you from reaping an abundant harvest of God’s Blessings. If you find yourself spending more time with secular TV than with God for instance, you need to make a change.

The good ground is the person that has prepared their heart. They have removed all the doubt, fear, misconceptions, and religious stumbling blocks that might hinder their spiritual growth. They spend quality time with the Word and their faith grows. They reap an ever increasing harvest of God’s Blessing in every area of their life. They truly are at peace, and the joy of the Lord fills their day.

The Parable of the Sower is one of the best explanations of how the Kingdom of God works. What you say, and what you believe, are seeds. And you will get a harvest – good or bad, from the seeds you plant. By speaking God’s Word, which in fact is Jesus, you are planting good seed (Jesus) in your spirit, guaranteeing a good harvest in your life. (Matthew 13:1-23, Mark 4:1-20, Luke 8:4-15, Romans 10:5-13, 2 Corinthians 9:6-10, Galatians 6:7-9, Hebrews 4:12-16, James 1:21-27, 1 Peter 1:21-25)

The Bible is a book filled with good seed. This post only gives you a very small glimpse of all the promises that God has made to you. Feed on the Word daily, and plant some good seed. Trust God and praise Him for what He has done and is doing in your life. And when you say, “I do!” Thank God first, but be sure and drop by and share the good news with everyone else.

May God richly bless you in every area of your life, including your relationships!

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May God Richly Bless You!

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