The Plow

17 Sep

The Plow…

No one likes their life to be shaken up. No one likes crises, turmoil, confusion, problems, dislocation, and chaos. But pretend for a moment that your life was represented by a plot of soil that was meant to produce a great harvest.

If that soil was never touched and just laid still it would likely get settled and hardened. So how do you get that soil to bear much fruit? You plow it. The plow will upset the soil, turn it upside down, and make a mess of it. Only by shaking it up, by turning it over, and by causing some chaos, can the soil become loose, open, oxygenated, and ready to bear life and become fruitful.

So don’t panic when you encounter crises, problems, turmoil, or you’re your life gets shaken up. It’s all the plowing of the Spirit. God is allowing your life to be turned over, not because He doesn’t have a good purpose, but because He does. So rejoice and open yourself up, for every life that is plowed by Him, will also be sown, and will overflow with His fruitfulness.

Sow righteousness for yourselves,
reap the fruit of unfailing love,
and break up your unplowed ground; for it is time to seek the Lord, until he comes and showers his righteousness on you. Hosea 10:12

If there’s any turmoil in your life, see it as the plowing of God’s Spirit and look for the good purpose God will use it for.

Walk daily with God at your side!

Love always,

Ed

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