Verdant Heart

Yesterday I had this question come into my mind. ‘Lord, are You ever disgusted?’ I was surprised. I looked up the word. It means revolting and nauseating. It’s an emotional feeling of an aversion towards something offensive.

Immediately two verses came to mind. Revelation 3:16 says, “So then, because you are lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will vomit you out of My mouth.”

Jesus rebuked Peter. Matthew 16:23 says, “…You are an offense to Me, for you are not mindful of the things of God, but of the things of men.”

Selah. Pause and think about what I just wrote.

Here is the last chapter, in two parts, of my current book. Writing “Cultivating Our Heart: repurposing fallow ground” has been an amazing journey.

As we read His word and faithfully apply His truths to our heart we will spiritually thrive. Our spirit man grows in strength and fortitude when we conform our thoughts, purpose, and actions to His will. It also helps us to increase our knowledge of God and partake deeply of His nature.

As you read these verses, think of them as your walk with the Lord. Psalm 65:9-11. It says, “You visit the earth and water it, You greatly enrich it; the river of God is full of water; You provide their grain, for so You have prepared it.

You water its ridges abundantly, You settle its furrows; You make it soft with showers, You bless its growth.

You crown the year with Your goodness, and Your paths drip with abundance.”

Note: Verdant is such a contrast to fallow and barren. We are called to live as a representative of Jesus. Emulating His character is a high honor. There is no other creation that has this opportunity.

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