How do we start the process of finding spiritual growth or breakthrough in your life? It's through breaking up the hard ground of our hearts.
This message focuses on that dynamic exactly. I'm enjoying this four-part series called "Seasons" already! You'll find the outline and the message itself below!
1 Corinthians 3:6 I
planted the seed in your hearts, and Apollos watered it, but it was God who
made it grow.
Hosea 10:12b Plow
up the hard ground of your hearts, for now is the time to seek the LORD, that
he may come and shower righteousness upon you.'
Jeremiah 4:3 3 This is
what the Lord says to the people of Judah and to Jerusalem: “Break up
your unplowed ground and
do not sow among thorns.
Big Idea: Just
like unplowed soil becomes hard, our hearts become hard and indifferent
without regular attention.
What makes my heart hard?
choosing what I know is wrong.
2. Setting up idols in my life.
3. Neglect of life-giving patterns.
How can I break up fallow ground?
4. Making regular, repeated sacrifices from my
heart and circumstances will remain hard without direct action. What
steps will you take today to break up the hard ground?
Labels: Breakthrough, repentance, spiritual disciplines, spiritual growth