4“The voice of one crying in the wilderness:
‘Prepare the way of the Lord,
make his paths straight.
5 Every valley shall be filled,
and every mountain and hill shall be made low,
and the crooked shall become straight,
and the rough places shall become level ways,
6 and all fleshshall see the salvation of God.’”
I read this in a Spurgeon devotion a week or two ago and it’s stuck with me since. Imagine your heart is a wilderness and God is asking you to prepare the way for him:
“Every valley shall be filled”. All of my doubting, depressed and self-seeking thoughts and actions should be filled in. “Every mountain and hill shall be made low” Let all of the pride that seems to lurk behind my sinful desires be pushed down. “The crooked places shall become level ways” Let me live honestly and true, and be decisive in my attempt to follow Jesus’s way of living. “And the rough places shall become level ways” And let Jesus bulldoze all of the sin and rebellion in my life so that it make become level.
I can easily fall into the trap that “I’m doing pretty good with the whole sin thing”. When I stop to look at these four areas, I know I have much more to work on. I pray for myself and you that we hear the call of God in our lives to flourish through him and take a look at our hearts.