40 Days Of Prayer - Day 31

The Good Dirt


Luke 6:43-45
“No good tree bears bad fruit, nor does a bad tree bear good fruit. Each tree is recognized by its own fruit. People do not pick figs from thorn bushes, or grapes from briers. A good man brings good things out of the good stored up in his heart, and an evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in his heart. For the mouth speaks what the heart is full of.”


As a farmer, understanding soil is a crucial step in planting a crop. Farmers have to be strategic when choosing the best place to plant seeds. The wrong soil can spell disaster for a crop and it’s up to the farmer to choose the best soil.

These verses are an incredible reminder of the importance of filling our hearts with the truth of God’s word. As much as crops depend on good, healthy soil to carry life to the roots of the plant so we too are wholly dependent on God to bring life and truth to our lives.
It is so easy to simply root our lives in the things that are familiar and easy. Often though these things are not life-giving. Instead, we should turn our focus to the things of Jesus and allow Him to bring life and truth to our hearts.

We have been called to live lives reflective of the work of Christ in us. We cannot expect Jesus to come out in our lives if we aren’t intentionally rooting ourselves in him. In the same way, a farmer would never expect a crop to grow in the desert.

With all this said the question is simple, “What kind of soil are we filling our lives with?”


"Thank you so much for bringing life to us. Help us to see the areas of our lives that we need to root in you. Thank you for calling us to this incredible life in you.  "

Written by Matt Keith