The soil of Your Heart – Scripture

Scripture, Bible, Word of God

It is vitally important for ever Christian to grow spiritually. We ought to seek growth in our relationship with God. We do this by preparing the soil of our hearts. That is the theme of this post – prepare the soil of your heart. Today, we look at Scripture and how scripture helps prepare the soil of your heart.

Scripture: Blessed is the one
    who does not walk in step with the wicked
or stand in the way that sinners take
    or sit in the company of mockers,
but whose delight is in the law of the Lord,
    and who meditates on his law day and night. Psalm 1:1-2



One of the most powerful tools in preparing the soil of your heart is Scripture. Each time you open the Bible you’re looking at a miracle, you’re seeing and ready about the Father, the Son and The Holy Spirit. You see God’s great plan unfold in a way that He alone can comprehend entirely.

2 Timothy 3:16 tells us, “All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness,” 

When you are reading the Bible, you are reading the very word of God, breathed out by Him – put to ink and parchment by man – and powerful in its ability to reveal both the character of God and your identity.

Romans 12:2 says, “Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.” 

When you renew your mind through Scripture, you allow the Bible to transform your heart into fertile soil that bears everlasting fruit. So let’s look today at a few ways we can use Scripture to renew our minds and allow it to mould and shape us into disciples who are in tune with and receptive to the love and leading of God.

Scripture empowers

There is a wealth of power and wisdom within God’s word as it reveals his love and faithfulness to his people. Stories of God’s deliverance and provision to an ungrateful people demonstrate not only God’s faithfulness then, but also the great lengths he will go to for those ransomed into his family now by the blood of Christ. The story of Jesus’ sacrifice for our sins is both heart wrenching and life giving. That he would willingly endure one of the most heinous, tortuous methods ever created assures us of the love God has for us. That he would experience separation from his heavenly Father for the sin of the entire world points to the depth of his love for us. Reading stories like these and meditating on their meaning and application will make us receptive to the presence and will of God. They can empower us to live in grateful obedience to his plans and purposes.

Life giving correction

As Paul wrote in 2 Timothy, the Bible is also a useful tool for life-giving correction. Correction from God is an important and wonderful part of being his son or daughter. His correction resembles a skilled gardener pulling the weeds out of the soil, making room for seeds he has planted to receive nourishment and thereby flourish into fruit. You see, God doesn’t correct out of anger or frustration, but rather out of his rich love, patience, and desire for us to walk in the abundant life he’s prepared for us.

Proverbs 3:12 states, “because the Lord disciplines those he loves,

    as a father the son he delights in.” 

So, opening our hearts to Scripture like

Ephesians 4:29“Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen,” 

is incredibly powerful. Pulling out the weeds of corrupting or negative talk will create space in the soil of our hearts for the nourishment of God’s Spirit, yielding the fruit of speech that does indeed “give grace.”

Open your heart

Open your heart today to the power of God’s word in preparing the soil of your heart. Allow the Holy Spirit to teach you by speaking directly into your life using the words of Scripture. May your time in guided prayer be marked by the inner voice of the Spirit and transformation of the heart.


1. Ask the Spirit to reveal an area in which you need correction.

 Think about something in your life that is hurting your ability to develop good soil and thereby good fruit. Where are you not experiencing the abundant life Jesus died to give you? 

“I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.” John 10:10

2. Now search for Scripture to use for meditation on the subject.

 If you feel that negative speech is hindering you, a verse like Ephesians 4:29 that we read earlier is a great start. If you feel like lust or another sin is hindering you, search for Scriptures addressing the sin you struggle with. 

3. Meditate on the Scripture that you’ve found. 

Allow God to apply Scripture directly to your life. 

When we align ourselves with God’s word, we lose the burden of living life apart from the anointing and filling of his Spirit. Giving up things like negative speech, lust, greed, and other sins creates space for that which brings life and abundance. Today, give over anything you feel is crowding your spiritual life, and allow God to fill you with the grace to live according to his word.

His word is the perfect guide through every situation, useful for any occasion. Allow the Spirit to speak to you both through the Bible and directly. Prepare the soil of your heart to be receptive to all that he would do in and through you today.



Latest from the Blog

In The Garden

Advertisements “I come to the garden alone, while the dew is still on the roses…and the voice I hear falling on my ear the Son of God discloses…And he walks with meand he talks with me…and he tells me I am his own…and the joy we share as we carry there…no other has ever known……HeContinue reading →

Psalm 23 – The Great Shepherd

Advertisements The great Shepherd, The Lord  In Him I do not lack I rest in His presence in pastures green, and I am given the water of life Water refreshing my soul My guiding light on paths right Valleys are darkest – I fear nothing    For the great shepherd is nearest A rod and a staff,Continue reading →

Late Mother’s Fight Against Cancer

Advertisements Hi brothers and sisters in Christ Donate here I am making a personal appeal for your help for my financial recovery. Why am I in financial distress? My Mom was diagnosed with esophagus cancer in December 2017. As a family, we pulled together what immediate money we had available to start her radiation treatmentContinue reading →


Posted by Stephen Baragwanath

Leave a Reply