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He Is Breaking Some Ground

November 13, 2023

I’m reminded by my wife often that I tend to paint things with broad strokes. To me, things tend to be black or white; there are no shades of grey. The truth is that many good things have happened. I’ve just been required to be willing to see the good in many situations, and it’s not an easy thing for me.

My friend Jeff Stark is a terrific pastor, teacher, and writer. If you feel like life isn’t “easy” right now, like you can’t seem to get ahead, like everything is rubbing the wrong way, maybe his words will encourage you as they did me:

What if God is using this season of disruption to break ground in your life?

What if God is punching through the hardened soil of your heart, soil made stiff from complacency, comfort, fatigue, overconfidence, or disappointment?

What if God is cracking the earth and using this season to reveal character…of you and those around you?

What if God is tilling the earth to sift the ground of fertile soil from the rocks to be removed?

What if God is using the disruption as a season of cultivation, cultivating a fertile environment for new growth, new hope, new levels of trust…calling you to repent and return to Him as the master gardener, pruning your life so your new fruit is healthy and flourishes.

What if God is using this season of disruption to break ground?

Powerful stuff, huh? Maybe this disruption is the tilling of our souls and our lives so that God may do a new thing in us, in our cities, and in our world. I’m ready for healthy fruit. What about you?


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