What is the Condition of Your Heart {Part Two}

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What is the condition of YOUR heart? ~www.momheart.org Last month we talked about the different types of hearts based on the parable Jesus tells in Matthew 13:1-8:

"A sower went out to sow. And as he sowed, some seeds fell along the path, and the birds came and devoured them. Other seeds fell on rocky ground, where they did not have much soil, and immediately they sprang up, since they had no depth of soil, but when the sun rose they were scorched. And since they had no root, they withered away. Other seeds fell among thorns, and the thorns grew up and choked them. Other seeds fell on good soil and produced grain, some a hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty. He who has ears, let him hear."

So why does Jesus tell this parable?  What is the connection between obedience and our hearts?

Obedience in the Christian life is very different than obedience in any other religion.  God is not just after your actions, He is after your heart.  Obedience doesn’t start with what we do (our actions), obedience begins with our desires(our hearts).  God knows that when He has your heart, He has you.

Read the rest of "What is the Condition of Your Heart {Part Two}" over at Mom Heart where I am posting today.

Ruth Schwenk

Ruth Schwenk is the creator of The Better Mom, and along with her husband, the creator of For the Family. She is a pastor’s wife, mom of four energetic kids, a lover of coffee, and dreamer of big dreams. She loves leading, speaking, and blogging. Ruth is the co-author of Hoodwinked: Ten Myths Moms Believe and Why We All Need to Knock It Off and two forthcoming books with Zondervan. A graduate of The Moody Bible Institute, Ruth and her husband have been in full-time local church ministry for over fifteen years.