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The Wheat and The Weed

Dear Sisters,

I trust the month of August has been (and will be) filled with divine encounters for you. 
A word of encouragement before we dive right into what God has for us today: "Sometimes a drag in your faith and spiritual fire could mean you're doing exactly what you are supposed to be doing and doing it well, at that." - Priscilla Shirer 

Not long ago I "re-read" one of the most popular parables in the bible and the revelation I got is strong and I thought to share on here.

In Matthew 13:24-30, we were told of the parable of a farmer that sowed good seeds and while the workers slept, the enemy came and planted weed (tares). 
These stood out for me, like never before:

1. The owner of the farm didn't seem surprised when the workers came to report the incidence. After all, there was no mention of the Farmer sleeping. This reminds me of what David said in Psalm 121:4 "Indeed, he who watches over Israel never slumbers or sleeps." This for me also reinforces the sovereignty of God, nothing can catch HIM by surprise. God's best will always be ahead of us.

2.The Farmer knew how best to deal with the situation. God always has a way of 'escape' for His own though sometimes, it may seem like God is "not doing anything" concerning our case. 
Sis, I enjoin you to be rest assured in His Promise and Oath. - Hebrews 6:18...Faithful is he who has said it, for He would also do.

3. The farmer allowed both the Wheat and Weed to "thrive" till the time of harvest. This can be likened to how you have both the godly and ungodly "prospering" and sometimes, we wonder why? This parable encourages us as believers not to envy the riches of the ungodly or compare ourselves to them. Where each of us spend eternity is the ultimate and that, should be our priority. Please let us stay focused on the race ahead of you and refuse to envy the ungodly or allow ourselves to be corrupted by them. 
Another way to look at this is, the ungodly (the weed) exist for us to show them the way by shinning our light. I mean of what use is light when there is no darkness?

4. Lastly, I observed the Wheat and Weed looked so much alike that the workers could only differentiate each, by their Fruits. - Matthew 7:16, Galatians 5:22-23. 
Do our daily lives show the fruits of the Spirit? 

I pray that the Lord will reach out to you where you need the most as you internalize these in Jesus Name, Amen.

Loads of love,

Your Sis


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