Eager to fill our newly built beds with dirt, we accepted a truck load of soil from a friend who had dredged his pond. Surely if we added enough fertilizer, peat moss and compost we'd have a healthy garden. So we filled the beds and planted seeds and transplants. The plants grew--somewhat. A few peppers and a couple of cucumbers. What a disappointment.
However, this year we've enjoyed onions, green beans, peas, squash, peppers and tomatoes from the same garden beds. What made the difference? The soil. We completely replaced last year's dirt with quality soil. It cost us some cash, sweat and muscle aches, but the work has paid off with loads of summer vegetables. The outcome is truly evidenced by what's beneath the surface, (Luke 6:44).
Turn the soil of my heart. Break up and replace the unfruitful ground so your word can be rooted and growing within me. In Jesus' name. Amen