What is Jesus saying personally to me today – What is the quality of my soil?
The soil is our heart as that is where God places his word, his love and care in every single one of us. There is no one that doesn’t receive something from God but what happens to this love from there is dependant on the quality of the soil or the position of a persons heart. All we have to do is make sure that we are looking after our heart and making sure that our soil is prepared and fertilised enough for the love of God to take root and transform our lives.
Thank you for speaking to me Jesus
How do I respond to what Jesus is saying personally to me today?
Jesus has been speaking all week to me about my heart, about softening it and today he says something about giving it some care and attention. He will do His part and I must do my part, so what can I do to make sure that His love takes root within me? I have to spend some time in my heart and get out of my head as I am completely immersed in the troubles of the world and not in the affairs of my heart. No one can fix this, no one can provide the fertiliser, nutrients and water to make sure that the quality of my soil is great, except me and Gods love. So that’s my focus today and for the weekend, prayer, silence, self care, self love and softening of my heart is needed.
Prepare my heart with me so that I can not just receive your love,
But let it take complete control of it.
May I love and respect this body that you have given me
As the vessel in which you exist in unity with me.
Soften my heart.
Jesus said to his disciples: ‘You are to hear the parable of the sower. When anyone hears the word of the kingdom without understanding, the evil one comes and carries off what was sown in his heart: this is the man who received the seed on the edge of the path. The one who received it on patches of rock is the man who hears the word and welcomes it at once with joy. But he has no root in him, he does not last; let some trial come, or some persecution on account of the word, and he falls away at once. The one who received the seed in thorns is the man who hears the word, but the worries of this world and the lure of riches choke the word and so he produces nothing. And the one who received the seed in rich soil is the man who hears the word and understands it; he is the one who yields a harvest and produces now a hundredfold, now sixty, now thirty.’