But the seed in the good earth--these are the good-hearts who seize the Word and hold on no matter what, sticking with it until there's a harvest.
One of my favorite things as a child was to roam my Grandfathers garden. He had a very large plot of land where he spent the majority of his time tilling the earth and planting seeds. His harvest of beautiful vegetables and lush fruits were always free for the taking. I especially enjoyed the red ripe tomotoes right off the vine.
The soil in my Grandfather's garden was very good!
In the Bible when Jesus talks about good soil He is describing an honest and good heart. The seed that is planted in our honest and good heart is God's Word. A heart that is honest and good has a trusting relationship with Jesus, and the ability to soak in His Word comes quickly, and holds on to it with the belief that good fruit will grow. What is some of the fruit that is produced? Faith, perseverance, self-control, love, and joy etc
Good soil does not waste the Word that is planted, but examines everything carefully, ponders it, and meditates upon it. The Word that is so deeply planted in the good soil grows and gives great hope and conviction for things yet to come.
How is the soil of your heart today? If it is not healty, rich, and beautiful then the seeds that God plants will not be able to grow, they will die. Just like my Grandfather's garden needed rich nutritions soil to grow an abundant garden, we too need the same.
source: Havilah Cunnington/Radical Growth