Your heart is a land where the most precious seed ever known can be planted. The seed is the word of God according to the parable of the sower in Luke 8:4-18. The parable of the sower makes us understand that four categories of hearts receive the word of God; hence there are differences in growth and fruitfulness. The extent the seed can grow is based on the nature of the heart.
The first kind of heart is described as the way side (Luke 8:12); this is because they have no moisture. This is someone who hears the good news of our Lord Jesus Christ but has never considered accepting Him as his Lord and Saviour. He may be a church goer or even born into a Christian home. The heart is so dry and prone to not believing in Jesus because the devil has full access of the heart not to be saved.
As the sower sowed, some fell upon a rock, sprung up, then withered away because it lacked moisture (Luke 8:13). The difference between the rock and the wayside is that, the people under the category of the rock believe the word of God and are saved while the other is not. The reason they wither away is because they do not build up the new life after salvation – in prayers and the word of God – which is lack of moisture. These are the people that after days or weeks of confessing their sins, they find themselves going back to their vomit. Renew your mind daily with the word of God (Romans 12:2).
Furthermore, some seeds fell among thorns (Luke 8:14). The hearts here do not lack moisture, continues in the faith but get choked up with the cares and riches and pleasures of this life. Have you seen a person that was once in the faith but no more? They have this kind of heart. The word of God has grown in their hearts but the lust of the flesh, eyes and the pride of life took up with them (1 John 2:16). The result of being choked up is to not bring any fruit to perfection (Luke 8:14). Remember, the love of the world is enmity with God (Romans 8:7, 1 John 2:15).
Lastly, as the sower sowed, the bible says, some fell on good ground (Luke 8:15). I want you to understand that the first three mentioned above are not good; this is because in my King James Version bible, Luke 8:15 starts with “But”, showing the difference between it and the others. The good heart is honest, patient and a doer of the word of God. A person with a good heart will shine forth as a believer in Jesus in all things and win souls into the kingdom of God.
I have sown a seed, let he that has ears to hear let him hear. Romans 10:17 says,
“So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God”.