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The Hard Work of Cultivating.

Series: Dirt | Week 4: Whole-Hearted

Day One Luke 8:15

15 ”And the seeds that fell on the good soil represent honest, good-hearted people who hear God’s word, cling to it, and patiently produce a huge harvest.” Luke 8:15 (NLT)

Discover
1. What words does Jesus use to describe the people who represent good soil?
2. What three things do they do with God’s Word?
3. What word describes the manner in which the harvest is produced?

Respond
Have you ever been guilty of wanting to see a harvest of fruit in your life without doing the work of cultivating and tilling the soil required to get to that point? Cultivating and tilling is hard work. It requires digging up some things, confessing sin, being vulnerable, and acknowledging brokenness. Spend some time now telling God you’re ready and willing to do the hard work of cultivating and tilling the soil of your heart so that His Word has no trouble taking root in your life. If you don’t feel quite ready to tell Him that yet, ask for His help in getting there.

For Further Reading: Ready to Produce Fruit

For Families with Kids at Home
When it comes to parenting, it can be easy to feel defeated or to wonder if the daily tilling of the soil with our kids will produce fruit. Don’t give up. Today, confess to God what’s hardest for you right now about parenting, where you’ve stopped being present, patient, or persistent, and ask for his help as you re-engage.

*TPCC does not necessarily endorse all For Further Reading/Learning sources. They are simply meant to be a helpful tool.

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