Is Your Soil Fertile?

Series: Dirt | Week 2: Hard-Hearted

Day Three Isaiah 55:10-11

10 “The rain and snow come down from the heavens
and stay on the ground to water the earth.
They cause the grain to grow,
producing seed for the farmer
and bread for the hungry.
11 It is the same with my word.
I send it out, and it always produces fruit.
It will accomplish all I want it to,
and it will prosper everywhere I send it.”
Isaiah 55:10-11 (NLT)

1. What is the rain and snow compared to in these verses?
2. What do you learn about God’s Word from verse 11?
3. How do these verses connect with the parable of the sower?

Take a moment and imagine the rain coming down from heaven, showering the entire earth. Think about how the living, breathing Word of God can water our hearts as the rain waters the earth. What kind of soil does your heart look like as the rain falls to it, as the Word of God soaks into it? Do you see any markers of hardness – cynicism, bitterness, an unforgiving spirit, a short fuse, defensiveness? Ask God to reveal if you need to alter or change the state of your heart when you receive His Word. What are some ways you can till the soil of your heart?

For Further Reading: Isaiah 55 and 3 Ways to Engage the Bible

For Families with Kids at Home
Remember that just like a gardener, our role as parents isn’t to drag our kids to Jesus, but to plant the seed and let God grow it. In the small, ordinary moments, we lead our kids to Jesus day by day.

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