Seeing that this blog is about the spiritual battle--I offer a few additional thoughts on the Gospel according to Matthew (13: 24-31)
- Except to a trained eye--when a seed first sprouts it can easily be confused to be something that it isn't. Only after time does it show it's true colors and the true intention of it's existence.
- There is a constant struggle between good and evil--all the time--sometimes this struggle is conscious but often times it is not.
- The wheat cannot 'weed itself' This is actually the point I want to play with. Why would I think that I could get rid of the weeds when it was 'the enemy' who sowed them? No. I need a much more powerful entity to combat the demonic--Christ. Evil is counting on me trying to beat it all by myself. It is my very pride that makes me think that I have a handle on it.
- I need the patience in order to continue to grow even among the weeds. I need the patience and trust to hope that God will indeed keep His promise and send the 'harvesters'--but know that it will be in God's time and in God's way--just stay ready.