Let's Talk Week 2

“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”.

Our last devotional ended with these verses from the Prophet Hosea. We walked away challenged to give God a little more attention and time over the past week. Did you find yourself seeking to give God a few more minutes each day over the past week? If so, that’s wonderful news, you are seeking the Lord and sowing seeds that will one day grow into something much bigger. Looking back at my own life, I can see how reading my Bible, finding verses that were important to me and surrounding myself with people that seek God helped me develop into who I am today. If you didn’t spend more time with God this week, what distracted you from that? Was it circumstances?, your routine?, or was it because you didn’t feel like it? Whatever the reason may be, know this, I’ve been there. I look back at my time in high school and I just see how there were seasons in my life where the Lord brought rain, but because of my own doing, my ground was unplowed, and thus, no seeds were planted, and the rain could not grow them.

for it is time to seek the LORD.

It is another week, another week to plow more seed, allow the Lord to water it; or another week to squander what the Lord wants to do for you. What do you want in your life? Do you want to serve the Lord’s kingdom or build your own? The American dream pushes us to build our own, but Christ’s dream is for us to give up our kingdom for the sake of his. This dynamic will pursue you for your entire life. Regardless what circumstances you may find yourself in, you will always have the opportunity to seek the Lord. The Lord brings showers to the righteous, watering the ground that has been plowed. I pray that you have faith, courage, and despite doubt, that you will seek the Lord in prayer and his Word. Let the Lord bring life to your soil.

Thanks for reading.

With love and prayer, Murph.

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