Blog Post by Joanna Mayes
It’s raining today. I’m grateful for the rain. It has the ability to reach areas of dry, hard ground at my house. Just yesterday we talked to the person in charge of keeping our yard beautiful. As he reached down and felt the earth he could see that it was compacted and hard and dry. He said when the soil gets compacted the water can’t get in. It just wants to run off the surface instead of being absorbed and producing life. Our hearts are like this. They can become hardened and compacted earth with can’t receive the love that God who is our fountain of living waters is pouring into us. As we discussed the hard earth we discussed solutions. One thing he talked about is breaking up the ground to loosen the soil. It would look like destruction at first but the water would be absorbed! Just to encourage you guys, many of us are waiting for breakthrough and the Father is saying, “your breakthrough is coming in the breaking.” What does this mean? I encourage you to read Psalm 51 where David talks about how the sacrifice God desires is a broken and contrite spirit. The other point I want to mention is that as we talked with our yard expert he turned on the sprinkler and we also discovered that it was hitting the pine tree which was coming between the grass and the sprinkler. Isn’t that interesting how pathways in our heart can get blocked by obstacles which then become roadblocks to the water of God’s love touching those places? Do we have wounds and offenses in parts of your heart that have compacted the soil and are creating roadblocks? Are our places of sin and shame in areas of our lives acting as roadblocks to the Love of the Father coming in?
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Let’s be praying about these things. Our Heavenly Father knows what these places are and where they came in and began to press down and take root and grow to obstruct. Again, let’s take Psalm 51 into this revelation and come before the Lord in prayer.
Abba, take us on a journey through the meditation of Psalm 51. To come humbly before you, as David did, in complete surrender. Obtaining the love and grace to continue our journey with you without shame or anything else holding us back. In the name of Jesus. Amen.
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