Mark chapter 4 records the parable of the four soils.
The good soil is only 1/4th of all the soil types. What sets it apart from the other three? It produces. Some good ground will bring a crop of fruit 30 times more than was sown. Some will actually increase 60 times and some will even bring in a hundred-fold return.
Not all good soil produces 100%, yet it is classified as good. Why? Because it is multiplying. The three remaining soil conditions are unfruitful, they bring forth zero, nada, zip.
I purpose to give God 100% of my time, energy and resources. Sometimes that takes increased faith and a hefty dose of courage. Other times it's easy and a joy to do. I've learned not to look on the outward to measure success. Why? Because I don't look on the heart, only God does.
Therefore, I give my ALL each time knowing that it is God who tries my heart as well.
"...realize that you must account to God for everything you do." (Ecc. 11:9b)
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