A few years ago my pastor spoke from the parable of the sower in Matthew 13, prompting us to examine the soil of our own hearts to see whether it is ready to receive God’s word. I was inspired to build on his foundation when I gave the message the following week. Or to retain the farming metaphor, water what he planted. 🙂
What if you come to the conclusion that your ground is not good? You might be wondering if it is possible to change. Depending on the motivation and the subject matter, the world tends to give us one of two messages. Either we’re born that way and we cannot change, or all the changing is up to us. Neither message is the whole truth. Consider Jeremiah 4:3 in light of Jesus’ parable, and listen as we explore how God changes hearts.