To tell you the truth, I’m mostly a private type of person. I don’t like sharing a lot of things about me and my family to other people. Well, I do only share some to people I trust and I know are spiritually mature to guide me accordingly. Oftentimes, I will just keep any concerns between me and God and write on my diary (I already have lots of!).
But this year, God has impressed in my heart to be an open book in such a way that will glorify Him. He wants me to share all my struggles, pains, victories, and joys in Him with others. I thank God on how He has opened my eyes to always see Him working in me and in my family’s life. Most of the time, I cannot contain the joy of His amazing,wonderful,and mighty deeds. I just want to keep on crying and tell Him how much I love Him. I believe He doesn’t want me to keep these things only to myself for sure.
I named my blog “The Heart that is good” with a tagline “Life with a teachable heart.” The idea is from a certain story in the Bible which is the parable of the sower in Matthew 13. It talks about the four types of soil/ground (which refer to our hearts or the condition of our hearts), the Farmer ( God himself), and the seed (which is the Word of God). In this story, Jesus explained that :
— The seed that fell along the path refers to anyone who hears the message about the kingdom and does not understand it, the evil one comes and snatches away what was sown in their heart. (Matthew 13:19)
— The seed that fell on rocky ground refers to someone who hears the word and at once receives it with joy. But since they have no root, they last only a short time. When trouble or persecution comes because of the word, they quickly fall away. (Matthew 13:20-21)
— The seed that fell among the thorns refers to someone who hears the word, but the worries of this life and the deceitfulness of wealth choke the word, making it unfruitful. (Matthew 13:22)
–“But the seed falling on good soil refers to someone who hears the word and understands it. This is the one who produces a crop, yielding a hundred, sixty or thirty times what was sown.” (Matthew 13:23)
I want my blog to focus mainly on the good soil or I’ll say the heart that is good. Now, what really is the heart that is good? It’s the heart that hears and obeys the Word, understands it, and keeps it. It’s the heart that puts into practice the seed (Word of God) it has received thus making it a fruitful one. It then describes a teachable heart.
We all have a story to tell, and I want to tell the story of God in my life. On how God is teaching my heart to be the good soil, to be THE HEART THAT IS GOOD.