When the Cultivator cultivates human heart-soil

Trust God
To cultivate
Your heart.
Let Him pull
The weeds out
Before they start
To overrun you!

When weeds
Are allowed
To run wild
In your heart
Peace and joy

For life-giving cultivation
Read the Bible with
Heart-warming contemplation,
Not theological speculation.

Some people let God cultivate beauty within them. Some people don’t. God is the Cultivator of happiness. It’s not self-produced. Self-focus often stops and stomps happiness in its tracks.

If you want the fruit of the Spirit to flourish in your life you have to let the living God cultivate your weary heart. God cultivates the fruit of the Spirit in a human heart by refining, redesigning, and realigning it. The Bible’s list of the fruit of the Spirit is a beautiful description of mental health. (Galatians 5:22-23.)

Continually surrendering to Christ in you allows God to cultivate glorious hope in your heart! A hard heart resists God’s cultivation. God is cultivating every heart that surrenders to Him. Is He cultivating yours?

God is the Cultivator of the soil in the human soul. Without Him it grows weeds. The Bible is one of God’s cultivators. He uses it to plow through my heart, to sow and to grow His seeds within me, and to keep the weeds out. I love to quote Scriptures and let them flow out of me one after another.

Encouragement empowers extraordinary endurance. Let God cultivate encouragement in your heart! Jesus is the door. When you open yourself up to Him you let God begin to cultivate the garden of your heart.

Christian sand sculptures seem to have replaced discipleship. When we hear God’s word without doing it, we’re building our life on sand. Even God has trouble cultivating on sand.

Gather with believers and create an environment where God’s Spirit can freely move to cultivate the heart-soil of those present. If you want inner peace, let God cultivate it.

When we don’t allow the living God to cultivate the garden of our heart, weeds take over. Deceptive desires are weeds that disrupt discernment and delete discretion. Weeds of unhappiness are a sign that we’ve neglected to let the living God cultivate our heart.

No one can understand Jesus without letting God cultivate a growing relationship with Him. Intellect alone can’t do it.

Instead of letting
Your mental state
Distance you from God,
Let Him cultivate
And reinstate
Your access to His presence.

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About Steve Simms

I like to look and think outside the box. In college I encountered Jesus Christ and I have been passionate about trying to get to know Him better ever since. My wife and I long to see the power and passion of the first Christ-followers come to life in our time. I have written a book about our experiences in non-traditional church, called, "Beyond Church: An Invitation To Experience The Lost Word Of The Bible--Ekklesia." If you need encouragement, search for: Elephants Encouraging The Room and/or check out my Amazon author page. Thank you!
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