Alaska Men's Ministries

The Voice of God

Now the meaning of the parable is this: The seed is the Word of God. 15. But as for that [seed] in the good soil, these are [the people] who, hearing the Word, hold it fast in a just ( noble, virtuous) and worthy heart, and steadily bring forth fruit with patience. Luke 8:11[AMP]

The parable of the soil represents the condition of our heart.  We must be careful that the labels of life do not shape us contrary to the word of God. Society has put on full display the definition of what successful men should look like. But, they have exclude the principle of what the kingdom man should be.  We where created to hear the voice of God from the garden, when God stated let us create man in our own image he did so giving us the ability to hear his voice.  However the static of the world has caused us to be unsure of what we hear from God which as dulled our ability to comprehend his voice.  Even after he sinned Adam recognized the voice of God!  In accepting Jesus as our Lord and Savior we heard the voice of God.

Why is important for us to hear the voice of God?  Because our families depend on us to hear, so that we can lead!  Galatians 5: 22-23 But the fruit of the [Holy] Spirit [the work which His presence within accomplishes] is love, joy (gladness), peace, patience (an even temper, forbearance), kindness, goodness (benevolence), faithfulness, Gentleness (meekness, humility), self- control (self- restraint, continence). Against such things there is no law [ that can bring a charge].[AMP]

The Word of God clears the static of life conditioning your heart to distinguish God’s voice.  The word breaks of the fallow ground (hard places) of our heart so that the seed can germinate and establish root and grow that the glory of God can emerge through us and we can walk in dominion as God has ordained.