dirtThe daffodils along the trail have popped out of the ground and are getting ready to bloom. Those bulbs, lying hidden in the dirt, rise and shine in due time. What is planted in the dirt is what will come forth out of the dirt.

The Bible says God formed man of the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and later he said to man “dust thou art and unto dust thou shalt return” (Genesis 2: 7; 3:19). So, our body is just dirt with some wind going in and out of it for a while. It is during that “while” that we need to pay attention to what is planted, because what is planted is what will bloom.

Hurt and unforgiveness that has been planted will pop out of that dirt with leaves of bitterness and revenge that will surround a thorn of hatred. Words of discouragement and disdain planted in a child will produce a crop of low self-esteem which will impair that child’s development for his or her whole life. What we see, hear, and experience is all planted in our “dirt” that is connected to our soul and spirit. What is planted in our soul and spirit can have a direct influence on our physical body. Negative influences produce negative results, positive influences produce positive results. How we cultivate the crop determines if our garden produces good things or thorns and thistles. We must pay attention to what gets planted in our dirt.

The good news is that through Jesus Christ the life of God is planted in our spirit man that has the power to bring a present and an eternal positive influence into our lives. The Bible says we have this “treasure in earthen vessels that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us” (2 Corinthians 4:7). For whatever negative influences operating in our “dirt”, the life of God that comes into us when we receive Jesus Christ with the Holy Spirit carries the power to expose and give us victory over all those negative influences.

Hope can be gained and healing obtained through faith in Jesus Christ. If you dig in your dirt with truth, and bring what you find to Jesus, you can obtain deliverance and victory in ways you might never have dreamed. So cultivate your dirt for good and live seeing the glory to God.