Fertile Soil

Posted by Worldview Warriors On Sunday, June 25, 2017 0 comments

by Ami Samuels

What is the condition of your heart? I fear we are often afraid to let God in. We guard our hearts and aren’t pliable like soil that is ready to be molded into Christlikeness.

Are we hard and unapproachable? Are we easily offended? Are we accepting of new people? Are we open to new situations? Or do we feel dried up, been there done that, or bored with our faith and burned out.

Are we willing to let God work over somethings in our lives? Are we willing to let Him weed out the things that pull our attention away from Him?

Good fertile soil needs to be turned over, and weeded so that it is ready to receive the seed to be planted. Are you ready to truly give your heart to God? Are you ready to allow Him to turn over and weed out things, and maybe even people, who are preventing us from growing closer to God?

This is an ongoing process that is never ending if we want to continue to grow in our faith. I think people sometimes think that this transformation takes place all at once; I know I thought that at one time. But it is a day by day, month by month, year by year process. It is daily abiding in a relationship with God through all seasons of life, not just loving Him and serving Him when life is good. It is like the beauty of spring, but also enduring the trying times in our lives when it feels like a long, cold, dormant winter.

Let’s take some time today to examine our hearts and ask ourselves the tough questions about where we are in our faith walk, and how the condition or our hearts is reflected in our day to day lives. Are our hearts pliable and are we willing to allow God to mold us and shape us to be more like Jesus?

I know I am asking some difficult questions and this can be challenging, but I know you can do it with the Holy Spirit’s power. I know that God has great plans for each of our lives, but we have to be willing to let Him work us over from time to time to get there and be fertile soil.

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