Pregnant By Faith
But the ones that fell on the good ground are those who, having heard the word with a noble and good heart, keep it and bear fruit with patience. Luke 8:15 NKJV
An honest and good heart is a heart capable of sowing the seed of faith in God’s Word and holding the seed in the ground in confidence understanding that he may not see “wind or rain”, i.e., positive or encouraging signs in his circumstances. The honest and good heart is pregnant by faith (Rom. 10:17) and filled with God’s righteousness, peace and joy (Rom. 14:17). Apart from these things, you can’t truly make a commitment to the seed of the Word and let go of everything and everyone else contrary to that Word.
By faith, we carry the seed of God’s Word in the “womb” of our hearts. Unlike a woman who’s unable to sustain a pregnancy because of weakness in her reproductive organs. As believers, we need strength to conceive the “kingdom seed” and to be able to bring it forth a full-term pregnancy (Isa. 66:7-8). Notwithstanding the absence of “wind or rain”, we must be steadfast and persevere. The basis of our confidence is not signs in our circumstances but in the rhema Word that we heard (Rom. 10:17).
The honest and good heart rests in faith and goes about life normally—not being anxious and worried (Mark 4:27). The committed seed, in the womb of your heart, is now subject only to the laws of the harvest (Gal. 6:7-9). The pregnant by faith will keep and carry the seed and bear fruit with patience.