Prepared Ground

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Devotion:  Proverbs 19:21

My husband and I began building our first house in the winter.  In spite of the bitter cold; the foundation was poured.  The block was layed for the first basement wall.  The ground was so frozen; this wall fell down, not one time, not two times but three times.  The icy ground repeatedly pushed that wall up and over.

Our plans were established, but our time frame backfired. Lesson learned: Frozen soil is not a good condition for the foundation of a structure. In the same way, we must examine the condition of our heart.  Our hearts’ climate, is a critical path to establishing God’s plans for us.

Life with God is from the ground up, so we must examine the soil of our heart.  When God wants to do a work in you, the soil has to be prepared.  Is it hard has a rock?  You try and try to manipulate God’s plans to fit your own.  The soil must be ready to build upon.

Frozen soil will not receive a foundation. God cannot build upon a cold, hard heart.   Allow Him to work in your circumstances.  It doesn’t always mean He will remove them.  He may want to teach you a lesson as He takes you through them.  Allow Him to prepare the soil of your heart, so His plans can be established upon a firm foundation.

Invite the Lord to be part of your plans.  He longs to accomplish what concerns you.  Ask Him to lead you and guide your planning. Don’t try to establish your foundation from a cold, hard, heart.  Allow Him to prepare the soil of your heart and watch Him build you up in your most Holy faith.

Prayer in Motion:

Lord Jesus, please prepare the soil of my heart.  I want your plans to be established in my heart.  Oh God, teach me Your ways and may I always seek Your face and know Your heart.  I want to be about my Father’s business.  In Jesus Name I pray.  Amen

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