We create holes in our heart that are filled with uncultivated soil. Weed seeds grow and flourish in the barren places. Our heart is designed to be a full, deep, clear, and nourishing reservoir of living water. It is there to refresh our spirit, and be a drink we can offer others who are parched.
Let me take you back to Isaac. His father, Abraham, had dug many wells. The Philistines, which speak of our flesh, had stopped up the wells and filled them with earth (Genesis 26:15). Verse 18 says, “And Isaac dug again the wells of water which they had dug in the days of Abraham his father…”
That is what we do when we reclaim the ground that was given over to the enemy of our soul, either through our own sin, or sins done against us. The well of our salvation gets debris in it. The barren ground in our heart needs to be cultivated with ‘soil amendment’ through Scripture.
We take the verses of truth that apply to our situation, bringing those truths into our heart through memorization and meditation. They will be our tool for inner transformation. Renewing our mind from old barren thought patterns, to a radically life-giving empowerment.
Here is what the ground of your heart will look like. I love the picture Psalm 65:9-11 gives. I see it through the eyes of abundance. Picture verse 10 as your newly cultivated heart. It says, “You water its ridges abundantly, You settle its furrows; You make it soft with showers, You bless its growth.”
Here is a verse that I encourage you to make into a personal declaration with awe. Verse 11 says, “You crown the year with Your goodness, and Your paths drip with abundance.”
Remembering John 10:10 in the reflection of the above two verses. It says, “The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they have it more abundantly.”
Strong’s definition for abundantly is: superabundance, excessive, overflowing, surplus, over and above, more than enough, profuse, extraordinary, above the ordinary, more than sufficient.
We always have a choice of how we think. An authentic follower of Christ lives in experiential truth. Their heart’s soil is fertile because it is constantly being amended and watered by God’s word. Let us reflect His character through our actions.