Breaking up the "fallow grounds" of your heart and making it ready for the Word is your responsibility. You have to cultivate your spirit; that means prepare it for the entrance of God's Word. In the scriptures, the Word of God is likened to a seed (Luke 8:11). The seed of the Word is designed to produce in you a harvest of what it talks about; health, prosperity, peace, joy, abundance and victory. but if the heart is not made ready for the entrance of the Word it will not produce the desired results.
When a farmer cultivates his land, the first thing he does is to dig and stir it up: He ploughs it. Now, the Bible tells us to stir up the gift of God in us. That gift is the Holy Spirit, and one way to stir up His power in you is through speaking in tongues. When the power is stirred, it becomes easy for the Word of God to get into your spirit and sink deep into your consciousness.
The second thing farmer does in preparing his land for sowing is to fertilize the land, and we fertilize our spirit through prayer. Through prayer, your spirit is conditioned and positioned rightly to receive the Word of God. Christians who pray often and accurately are always synchronized with God's perfect will for their lives. They are positioned in God's place, in God's time, for God's purpose, in God's way.
When your spirit is cultivated, you'll keep experiencing a harvest of the Word in your life. Never allow your heart lie fallow. Meditate on the Word and pray regularly, and your spirit will produce for you a harvest of the Word.
I'm enabled by the Spirit of God to consistently cultivate my recreated human spirit, making it a suitable environment for the Word of God to grow, prevail and produce results of what it talks about in my life. Through the Word that I receive today, the glory of God is manifested in my life and expressed in everything I do, in Jesus' Name. Amen.
Rhapsody of Realities March 7, 2012
-Pastor Chris Oyakhilome