Break up Fallow Ground
Sow righteousness for yourselves,
Â Â Â Â reap the fruit of unfailing love,
and break up your unplowed ground;
Â Â Â Â for it is time to seek the Lord,
until he comes
Â Â Â Â and showers his righteousness on you. Hosea 10:12
I am not a gardener. Â But I am glad to sit in a garden or stroll through a well manicured yard or park. Â I find it soothing to watch someone mow a lawn or trim; its rhythm is hypnotic. Â In this passage it seems that we are called to be gardeners of the soul. Â At least we are called to do some planting and loosen the fallow soil. Â I guess I would rather let God tend to my heart and yet in order for Him to grow anything I need to allow Him to have access and free reign. Â Further, I am expected to plant seeds of kindness, gratitude, hope and love. Â Anything else will yield weeds.
Please help me to be willing to sow seeds that will create a garden worth watering with your rightesousness. Â Please help me to be willing to break up my fallow soil and kill all the weeds that threaten to take over.