For ye shall go out with joy, and be led forth with peace: the mountains and the hills shall break forth before you into singing, and all the trees of the field shall clap their hands. Instead of the thorn shall come up the fir tree, and instead of the brier shall come up the myrtle tree: and it shall be to the Lord for a name, for an everlasting sign that shall not be cut off. - Isaiah 55:12-13
Those who seek the Lord in earnest have their lives changed. Where once was a barren future without God, they find new life. Where there was no joy, now they can’t stop singing about the Lord. Where their heart once raised briers and thorns of arguments and broken relationships, it now raises the plantings of the Lord in peace.
The land has been cleared, the planting has begun, the watering continues, and the fruit is coming forth. The Lord loves a cheerful and faithful heart; one that has turned around to follow The Way. He is a close friend, confidante, and provider, and walks life with us through both the uphills and downhills — life changes when we follow Jesus.
Today’s Prayer: Dear Lord, thank you for the way you change hearts. Thank you for the richness you put into our lives where once was no spiritual future. Please help me today to follow you in the manner which is pleasing to you.