Lots of Dirt
by Berni Dymet

Luke 21:34-35 Be on guard so that your hearts are not weighed down with dissipation and drunkenness and the worries of this life, and that day catch you unexpectedly, like a trap.

I was watching some builders the other day - they were digging a small trench.  Now it was about a foot and a half deep - 8 feet long, a couple of feet wide.

Really it wasn't very big.  But you know, the mound of dirt that came out of this "little" hole - well, it was massive - it's like the dirt was 3 times bigger than the hole.

Well, that's how it is when it's packed in so tight, it's not until you dig it out that you realize how much there really is.

I guess it's like the rubbish we hide away in our hearts; the bad attitudes, the selfishness, the pride. We kid ourselves - "Oh, come on.  It's no big deal.  Really."

But it's not until we let Jesus in there to dig it out - that we realize how much it's been robbing us of life. 

I think it's funny how we want to hang on to all that stuff.  But as someone who's let Jesus do some serious excavation work in his heart, I can honestly tell you, I never realized how much dirt was in my heart, and how it was ruining my life. 

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