Isaiah 55:10-11
“For as the rain comes down, and the snow from heaven,
And do not return there,
But water the earth,
And make it bring forth and bud,
That it may give seed to the sower
And bread to the eater,
So shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth;
It shall not return to Me void,
But it shall accomplish what I please,
And it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it.”

I had the wonderful privilege of growing up in the beautiful state of Arizona. Although for most of the year I wouldn’t necessarily describe southern Arizona as beautiful. Other descriptive words would be “brown” or “ugly” or “dead.” The reason for this is because it’s the desert. Around the monsoon, however, something remarkable would take place. As the desert received the much needed rain, the brown would turn to green, the ugly would turn to beauty, and the dead would turn to life! It is truly remarkable the transformation that takes place simply by adding water.
In our above text, God describes His word as that transformative water. Our hearts can be barren, rocky, ugly, and even dead, but with the addition of the Word of God the transformation is simply miraculous. Have you been battling with bitterness? Does your life seem barren? Is your hope dead? The remedy is remarkably simple: spend time with Jesus in His Word and believe what He says. 1 Thessalonians 2:13 tells us that the Word of God is effective if we believe. For the Word to transform, you must believe that it is able.
When was the last time you spent with the Lord? When was the last time you allowed the Word to speak, challenge, encourage, or rebuke you? Put it to the test and watch your life transform like the beautiful Sonoran Desert.