“This is what the LORD says to the people of Judah and Jerusalem: ‘Plow up the hard ground of your hearts! Do not waste your good seed among thorns.’”
Jeremiah 4:3 (NLT)
Have you ever tried planting vegetables in a patch of weeds? I did once and it was a disaster. Instead of breaking up the soil and getting rid of the weeds, I thought I would put a piece of plastic down and cut slits where the seeds would go. It made sense to me. I planted the seeds and the plastic would stop the weeds. Perhaps that would have been true if I used black plastic. But I used clear! Without knowing it, I created a greenhouse for weeds! Barely a vegetable survived. How much better had I plowed the row thus taking out the weeds and just planted the seeds. This is what God wants us to do with our heart. We are to take our spiritually hardened hearts and break up the soil. We do this by letting God’s word humble us, teach us, correct us and guide us. Through His Spirit, God takes out the weeds that have grown in our heart. When we allow this, God then replaces the weeds with the fruit of the Spirit. Is your heart hardened toward the things of God? Soften it today through prayer, a humble attitude and His word.
Father, I give You my heart. I ask You to break up the hardened ground and pull out all the weeds. Take the seeds of your word and create the fruit of the Spirit in my life.
TODAY’S VISUALIZATION & MEDITATION
God is producing the fruit of the Spirit in my life
Today deep into your soul. What do you see? Look at all the things you want to be different. As you do, picture your self bringing yourself to Jesus. Give Him your life and ask Him to take away all the weeds and plant the seeds of His Spirit deep in your heart. Sense His presence and His mighty power beginning to work in your heart. Feel the new life and vitality as He begins a new work in you.
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