Words from the Heart for Wednesday August 19th, 2020
Then the earth shall yield her increase; God, our own God, shall bless us.
Psalm 67:6 (NKJV)
According to Statistics Canada the ethnocultural diversity of Canada’s population will increase greatly by 2031. The vast majority – 96% – of Canadians belonging to a visible minority group will likely live in one of the 33 census metropolitan areas, and visible minority groups could comprise 63% of the population of Toronto, 59% of Vancouver and 31% of Montréal. Canada’s increasing visible minority population is not the only aspect of diversity projected to change. Other aspects of diversity include foreign-born, generation status, mother tongue and religious denomination.
There are principles that God established in Creation that are unchangeable. They are the foundation upon which all of life exists. This is true in the physical world and in the spiritual. The Psalmist would write this in Psalm 67:6: “Then the earth shall yield her increase; God, our own God, shall bless us.” God had put life in the seed, and when it took root in the ground, it would naturally produce new life. Jesus would take that immutable principle and introduce it to the spiritual realm. In the parable of the four soils in Matthew 13, Jesus says this about the seed that falls onto good soil, “But the one who received the seed that fell on good soil is the man who hears the word and understands it. He produces a crop, yielding a hundred, sixty or thirty times what was sown.” When God plants the seed of new life in a heart of good soil, it will naturally produce a spiritual crop that flourishes and reproduces. It depends on the soil – the seed has everything within itself to flourish. It is up to us, through prayer and God’s Word, to ensure that the soil of our hearts is rich and productive.
These have been words from the heart.