What is your story of faith? When we think of the people in the Bible like David and Moses, we know their story; how they struggled in life; their fervent prayers to God; their faithfulness even in distress; and their failures. We can read how they struggled yet remained true to God. Do people know […]Your Story of Faith —
from Leslie Weatherhead’s book The Will Of God “I’m just trying to make sense of it all.” When we see, hear, think or read about something that defies human logic–the brain wants to kick in and wants to do something, do anything, that will make sense of it to us–so that it becomes more copacetic […]Trying To Make Sense Of It Doesn’t Make Any Sense — Kingdom Pastor
Scripture often uses the metaphor of plowing to illustrate God’s work in our lives to prepare us to produce a harvest. “Plow up the hard ground of your hearts, for now is the time to seek the Lord, that he may come and shower righteousness upon you.” (Hosea 10:12)
In the rhythms of our lives, there are seasons of plowing. The topsoil of our lives turned over. Things get messy and disheveled as God is getting ready to plant seed in hearts where it will produce a rich harvest.
God doesn’t plow ground he is not going to plant. The plowing always has a purpose to it, and in today’s verse, we see the promise that the plowing will not last forever. The plowing is only a preparation for planting.
Isaiah goes on to say, “Does he not plant wheat in its place, barley in its plot, and spelt in its field. (Isaiah 28:25)
When God plants, he plants the right seed in the right soil. He makes no mistakes. All the preparation has a goal, and God is strategic in his work in our lives.
God may be using circumstances or people to turn over the topsoil of your life. You may feel as though the life you have worked so hard to keep smooth and presentable is being ripped up and destroyed. Maybe you’ve resisted the process. Maybe you keep trying to smooth it over and make it look like it used to, but to no avail. If you will surrender yourself to the Master’s Gardener’s work, you will see that you are being prepared a harvest.
Grace and Peace to You My Friends
Psalm 90:1-2 NKJV Lord, You have been our dwelling place in all generations.2 Before the mountains were brought forth,Or ever You had formed the earth and the world,Even from everlasting to everlasting, You are God. God is our Dwelling place. He is our refuge and shelter from danger. He provides for us. We can trust in Him. He is solid, strong, […]Dwelling Place — The Fathers Feet
Philemon 4–7 (ESV) — 4 I thank my God always when I remember you in my prayers, 5 because I hear of your love and of the faith that you have toward the Lord Jesus and for all the saints, 6 and I pray that the sharing of your faith may become effective for the […]Your Love of Others — Shaped by the Word
“Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted in me? hope thou in God: for I shall yet praise him for the help of his countenance.” (Psalm 42:5, Psalm 42:11, and Psalm 43:3) Photo by Henry Hustava (unsplash) There is a very popular TV commercial that says “life comes at […]A Life Of Victory or Defeat — Journey In His Word
One of the gifts that God has given me is a gift of exhortation. I enjoy encouraging people from all walks of life. As I have continually used my gift, I have found that when I face difficult times, when I have needed a lot of encouragement, God has become the ULTIMATE ENCOURAGER. No one […]God is the Ultimate Encourager — Christian Mommas
I thank my God always, making mention of you in my prayers, because I hear of your love and of the faith which you have toward the Lord Jesus and toward all the saints; and I pray that the fellowship of your faith may become effective through the knowledge of every good thing which is […]Friday Faith —
“So the previous command is annulled because it was weak and unprofitable (for the law perfected nothing), but a better hope is introduced, through which we draw near to God” (Heb. 7:18-19). “For the law appoints as high priests men who are weak, but the word of the oath, which came after the law, a […]Perfect Priest — The Voice of One
“Surrender means to settle into the position of the servant, the conduit through which the Mind of God, the Love of God, can be expressed. The mind that exists in perfect surrender sees absolutely no purpose to any moment of experience save this. The mind in perfect surrender looks out upon a world that has […]We Are Exalted — MIRACLES EACH DAY