Prepare your Heart!
By Paul Miller
June 29, 2014
Sow to yourselves in righteousness, reap in mercy; break up your fallow ground: for it is time to seek the Lord, till he come and rain righteousness upon you. —Hosea 10:12
In the parable of the sower and the seed that Jesus told, the seed is the word of God. All of the seed sown was good. The problem was the condition of the soil—the heart.
How is your heart?
Is your heart prepared to hear from God?
Are you seeking Him? Sow to yourselves in righteousness, reap in mercy.
Are you seeking God in all that you do?
Have you turned from your sin?
Do you trust in Jesus?
Break up your fallow ground. Fallow ground is ground which has been plowed but then has been left unplanted for a season or more. It is land that is not in use. It is inactive. It needs to be broken up again and made soft before seed can grow in it.
Has the soil of your heart been allowed to get in this condition?
Did you once seek God?
Did you used to hunger and thirst after Him?
Does your heart now lay inactive, having no time for the word of God?
Maybe you still go to church and go through the religious rituals, but has your relationship with Jesus grown cold?
Get rid of the weeds—the things in your heart keeping you from fully seeking and following God. Is it sin, rules, traditions, or worldliness?
Maybe it is pride or busyness. Whatever it is, it is not worth letting your heart grow hard. Break up the fallow ground of your heart and get your heart ready for God.
It is time to seek the Lord. It matters not how long you have delayed. It is time NOW to seek the Lord. You do not know how many years or days you might have left on this earth. It is NOW time to seek the Lord.
How long should you seek Him?
Until He comes and rains righteousness upon you! Do not stop seeking God until He changes your heart. Call out to God to work in your heart and change you. Break up your fallow ground. It is time to seek the Lord until He comes and rains righteousness upon you.
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