TODAY’S PROPHETIC THOUGHT
You are a plowman! I am sending you into new ground. Yes, it will seem hard at first, but with My help, you will make it ready for My harvest of fruit.
BREAKING UP FALLOW GROUND
When we Christians talk about the harvest, we assume it means saving people out of the clutches of God’s enemy, satan. Well, it does. But it’s more than that. Much more!
The harvest is the fulfillment of God’s heart toward each of us. If you don’t know what God’s heart is toward you, there’s a problem. You need to be able to live life saying, “I wonder how God sees this? What is it that God wants to happen here?”
He wants you to love and trust Him. He wants you to love your life and the people He’s placed in it. When you do, you draw near to Him. That causes you to want to serve Him in anything He asks you to. The Bible calls that “breaking up fallow ground,” which is about harvest.
You break up dry ground when you say, “I’ve never really served God in this area, but I’m going to now.” When you start walking that ground, the hardness breaks up and you can plant the seed of faith for a harvest.
He wants a harvest in places like your parenting, your job, your marriage, your thought life, your finances, your friendships. Addicted? Depressed? Angry? Plow that up!
God is going to show up there even though you’ve never had Him in that part of your life before. He starts telling you who you are to Him in that place and what He’s going to bring you to. At first, you may think He’s mistaken you for somebody else. But remember this: You are God’s favorite! He knows your name.
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
TODAY IS A GOOD DAY TO PLOW UP THE HARD PLACES IN YOUR HEART. NEED A HARVEST IN YOUR MARRIAGE, FAMILY, JOB OR FINANCES? DEDICATE THAT FIELD TO HIM AND WALK THAT GROUND!
From my sermon series LORD OF THE HARVEST