The heart . . . who can know it? (Jeremiah 17:9) If my heart, my inner being becomes cold and indifferent will I convey a hard, bitter attitude? Could my heart become stony ground? Ground that quickly sprouts seed, God's word, but easily becomes offended resulting in the word falling away--no room for it to take root? (Mark 4:5-6)
Help me to discern anything that hinders my spiritual growth. Show me the gravel of pride, stones of discontent and weeds of complacency. Continue to soften my heart with your grace. I desire to grow and be fruitful.