Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Taking the plow to the ground (spiritually)...


Sow for yourselves righteousness;

Reap in mercy;

Break up your fallow ground,

For it is time to seek the Lord,

Till He comes and rains righteousness on you.

Hosea 10:12

Those times will come. Those times during which the believer, she must take the plow to the ground. The ground of a hard, independent heart.

Maybe it is...

A heart that has turned from her Savior to chase after the wind of the world.

A heart that has busied itself with much but little of eternal significance.

A heart that has been disappointed and feels broken into a million little pieces over disappointments and hurts.

A heart that is suffocated in fear and anxiety and depression and just can't feel the warmth of the Son anymore.

A heart that has been walked out on, left feeling lonely and afraid for the future.

A heart that is holding onto bitterness and resentment.

A heart that is living in envy, jealousy, and covetousness.

A heart that feels betrayed and frayed in so many places.

Sisters, we are all vulnerable to the hardening of our hearts. And we will all experience times of testing and disappointment and hurt and fear and the list goes on and on.

But the Father knows this. And He has compassion on us.

And He never leaves our side even though He feels so very far away during these times.

But He is there.


Waiting for you, for me, to turn back to Him.

To seek His face and seek His righteousness.

To break our hard, infertile, fallow ground and find our everything in Him. Him alone.

And He will come.

And He will rain His righteousness down upon you. Down upon me.

Because He loves you.

He wants to be your everything.

Because you are His everything.

1 comment:

Sherri said...

I soooo needed to hear this today. Thank you for this post! I love your blog, and I just wanted to tell you how much you encourage me. I too am a homeschooling mom, live the rural life, have chickens, am a Christ follower with a 4 and almost 6 year old. I relate to your blog in so many ways and just wanted to let you know what a blessing you are. I'm near the Pittsburgh area, we should meet up sometime!