This week I was challenged by Sister Carrie’s devotional time about getting alone with God during the quiet times of our lives. I don’t know about you but when I have a lot of time on my schedule it becomes a time where I can let my mind go and dream more and dive into the things I always said I would get to. I was in prayer today trying to get a hold of God, although in reality he has always been there waiting for me to come to the table so we can talk. When I was praying I began with the state of my heart. I think now more than ever we ought to be checking our hearts each time we come to him. We are living in “The End” like Pastor Adam prophetically started this year with. I want to have oil in my lamp. I want to be ready when the bridegroom comes. I found this scripture that challenges me.
“ Sow for yourselves righteousness;
reap steadfast love;
break up your fallow ground,
for it is the time to seek the Lord,
that he may come and rain righteousness upon you.
This part about breaking up the fallow ground. Something comes in, breaks it and turns it over. I feel like the Lord wants to do that in my heart. He wants to break up those places that are stiff, hard and un-producing. Another thing that stood out was that It was for me to do the work, my cross to bear. It is for me to pick up my cross. It is for me to sow righteousness, it is for me to break up my fallow ground. The phrase fallowed ground is also in reference to clearing out the weeds and getting the soil ready for the good seed God wants to plant. Again Carrie’s words come to mind when she spoke on this subject. But this is my part in the scripture. My part to confess and get my heart ready for the Bridegroom. My time to prepare, my time to seek the Lord. And the Lords part is that He will come and rain righteousness upon us.
Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.
Be encouraged prepare your hearts for the Lord and sow in this time which He has given us.