The Act Of Conceiving Good Seeds.
From childhood you would see people fighting so hard to set aside things they dont fancy, ranging from good motivational speech from preachers, inspirational speakers down to good books,basically things that would nutrify the soul or cleanse the soul. We experience this rashing aside around schools, churches, individually etc . Forgetting what we hear and read today will concieve in our heart and yield fruits in future.
I was glancing through a book one day ,then suddenly i came across a page that really affected me, quickly i covered the page with so much bitterness and regret . This action was involuntary spontaneous, it happened without the person i was having a conversation beside me noticing this reaction. After my divided attention was refocused, i discovered i was losing interest on the book, then a thought came to my head which was like a question to me ,"does this offend you because you are a victim of this ignorance? Why is your bitterness driving you away from the knowledge you need ?"
When this questions came, I felt astonished, partly ashamed as though a version of me stood beside asking the questions. I have experienced alot of teachings from God concerning this subject , most especially my daily encounter with preachers, teachers and listeners. The most challenging ones are the preachers passing the gospel, evil factors intervene so that the children of God would not benefit this light. With a little wind of distaste , self affected regret and much more from the listeners heart the word is lost .they are easily, involuntary moved from achieving anything that would benefit the soul. Our generation today finds it difficult to question why there is distraction in the heart when receiving good words that would yield benefits. No challenge is made to constantly seek to achieve a listening ear at any given opportunity they are exposed with. Even with hearing, only a few questioned to understand. but how would you understand when you have no desire to hear.
Our lord Jesus after narrating the parable of the sower said to his disciples
Matthew 13:12 KJV
"For whosoever hath, to him shall be given, and he shall have more abundance: but whosoever hath not, from him shall be taken away even that he hath."
Our lord Jesus christ further explained in
Matthew 13:15 KJV
"For this people's heart is waxed gross, and their ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes they have closed; lest at any time they should see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and should understand with their heart, and should be converted, and I should heal them."
God's word, Jesus Christ said to his disciples that many righteous men have the desire to see and hear God speak, then understand through questioning but the people He was speaking to do not understand and they have grown dull of hearing and their hearts are coated and proofed with impurity. Jesus then explained the parable in...
Matthew 13:18-23 KJV
"Hear ye therefore the parable of the sower.  When any one heareth the word of the kingdom, and understandeth it not, then cometh the wicked one, and catcheth away that which was sown in his heart. This is he which received seed by the way side.  But he that received the seed into stony places, the same is he that heareth the word, and anon with joy receiveth it;  Yet hath he not root in himself, but dureth for a while: for when tribulation or persecution ariseth because of the word, by and by he is offended.  He also that received seed among the thorns is he that heareth the word; and the care of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches, choke the word, and he becometh unfruitful.  But he that received seed into the good ground is he that heareth the word, and understandeth it; which also beareth fruit, and bringeth forth, some an hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty."
We must constantly rebuke anything that would hinder us or deny us a listening ear and steal reproof from our heart. At what cost ? Our gain!
The thing about God's word is you might not like when , where, how it would come ,it may be bitter or sweet , shameful or scornful but you must be ready to accept it for transformation to occur because it is the only source of life. Not every good knowledge would be pleasant in appearance and soothing to the ears but when you love good and just knowledge, you would be ready to seek and accept it even when your affected. I would love to put; if you love the creator, you would seek all that would nourish the soul.
What effort are we making to ensure that no good seed passes us by when it is time to receive it?
• Do you criticise in your heart as you listen ?
• Do you look for the factors around you that distracted you from receiving the word
• Do you scoff when you seek to know?
• Are you rooted in God that you may receive more?
• Are we humble at heart to listen and set our emotions aside ?
• Are you going away from a particular knowledge because we are victims of ignorance?
The more you ignore the vital things you need when you need them, should alert you to observe good things(The word or things that give life)and never let it pass without impacting positive things in your heart.