breaking up the fallow ground

These verses weighed heavily on my heart this morning {for myself}, and I just wanted to share them here too:
Hosea 10:12: 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.  
Romans 13:11: Besides this you know the time, that the hour has come for you to wake from sleep. For salvation is nearer to us now than when we first believed. 12 The night is far gone; the day is at hand. So then let us cast off the works of darkness and put on the armor of light. 13 Let us walk properly as in the daytime, not in orgies and drunkenness, not in sexual immorality and sensuality, not in quarreling and jealousy. 14 But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh, to gratify its desires.
Oh friend, what fallow ground needs to be broken up in your life? In what area of your life do you need to put on the Lord Jesus Christ and stop gratifying your flesh? {If you're like me, you have many!}

The hour has come for us to wake up from our sleep! Jesus is coming- let us not be found sleeping when He returns! May He find His bride ready and awaiting Him, wearing His robe of righteousness!


4 comments

Sophie from France said...

My fallow ground is probably patience: I really need to be more attentive for my family and not getting my desires of peace and quiet and tranquility before them and their needs! It's so hard to always be loving and smiling and patient to quarrels and needs of children! And more with the homeschooling perspective!
"Let me walk properly as in the day, not screaming and anger, selfishness and laziness (although in reality it is tiredness)..."

Felicias Red Door Life said...

Lately my fallow ground has been procrastination. I keep putting off everything and letting myself get distracted by to many little things.

Thanks for sharing God's reminder to not let our lives become like this.

Betsy said...

I think I am with Sophie on this one. I need to work on my patience so badly!

Kimberly said...

It's looking to my husband to meet all my needs and be the night in shining armor for our household, instead of looking to God for my every need and trusting that he'll work all this earthly business out. My husband and I are so codependent, it's ridiculous. I want to love God with ALL my heart, ALL my soul, ALL my mind, and ALL my strength...not with what's left of me after my dependence upon my husband has failed me again. :-( Rough area for me right now.