The Power Of Good Soil
As I was listening to O, Lord By Lauren Daigle the lyrics, “I will stand my ground where my hope can be found” stuck out to me. I began to think about the importance of the groundwork. Depending on what soil you have will depict the results you will get. What ground are you standing on?
Good soil produces good crops. As Christians we should be working on the ground assigned to us. Working our specific portions. As we work we are toiling up the soil making it healthier and richer, so that when we begin to lay down our seeds it will produce promising results.
Imagine laying seeds on soil that you know is bad. I wouldn’t feel very hopeful in my results, because there’s a great chance this bad ground will choke out my seeds! Jesus teaches His disciples on this exact thing in Matthew 13:3-9:
[Then he told them many things in parables, saying: “A farmer went out to sow his seed.4 As he was scattering the seed, some fell along the path, and the birds came and ate it up.5 Some fell on rocky places, where it did not have much soil. It sprang up quickly, because the soil was shallow.6 But when the sun came up, the plants were scorched, and they withered because they had no root.7 Other seed fell among thorns, which grew up and choked the plants.8 Still other seed fell on good soil, where it produced a crop—a hundred, sixty or thirty times what was sown.9 Whoever has ears, let them hear.”]
We have to be mindful of the ground. We can’t place our hope in bad soil, but we can trust and believe the good soil will produce fruit! If you’ve been working your ground and being obedient to God, then you can have faith or hope in Jesus to bring forth fruitful results on the ground you stand on.
Taking care of land isn’t easy. Think of the time and effort required to make land healthy. It requires blood, sweat, and tears but rest assured that anything done with and unto the Lord is not in vain. You can stand on that!