Read Matthew 13.18-23
“And the one on whom seed was sown on the good soil, this is the man who hears the word and understands it; who indeed bears fruit…”(Matthew 13.23)
YOU ARE HERE
You know the maps in the mall that help you find your location? You look for the little arrow that says, “You are here.” Well, Jesus talks about a spiritual map in a similar way. It pinpoints the location of where we are in relationship to God. The first potential location is “clueless”. They don’t even know where to begin and probably don’t care (and they would probably have stopped reading by now). The second is one who has had an emotional experience with God but is “rootless” and simply fades away. The third location is one who is distracted by so many things it’s being choked out and bears no “fruit.” However, the desired destination is the one called “good ground”. That’s where we find a fruitful relationship with God.
Re-read Matthew 13.18-23. What’s your location?