Grace and Peace!
Today’s Uplift: Brokenness Isn’t all Bad!
“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
Sometimes life can throw a sting that will make you sit back and ask the Lord… What is the deal, Jesus? Why do I always seem to have little pieces of brokenness in my life every day? It’s so frustrating. I need Your perspective on the brokenness, or I need a break from it. There was no answer. No instant verse. Nothing.
God has wisdom that your heart desperately needs. Wisdom I want us to break down together today:
“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).
Sow righteousness for yourselves …
In other words, we must sow righteousness into our lives — make right choices that honor God. We must make these choices. Choose to honor Him in the midst of it all. Even when we are dishonored, honor Him still.
Reap the fruit of unfailing love …
There will be fruit in the midst of every choice that honors God. It will be the fruit of God’s unfailing love. Remember, Romans 8 teaches us that nothing shall separate us from the love of God. Yet, that is the enemy’s great tactic — to get us entangled in things that make us forget or doubt God’s unfailing love. We resist the enemy’s distracting entanglements by honoring God with the choices we face right now.
Break up your unplowed ground … (this is very important)
Pain and heartbreak are hard. But I’m learning we must not resist the blessing of brokenness that tills the ground of our hearts. Breaking up the unplowed ground of our hearts makes them ready for new life, new growth and new maturity that can’t be found any other way.
For it is time to seek the Lord …
We must seek God like never before. And part of seeking Him is allowing for grace space in our lives — granting God’s grace a space in our minds, our hearts, our lives. When circumstances of life deplete us, we can see this emptiness as an opportunity. Instead of reacting out of emptiness, we can choose to see that this emptiness is the perfect spot for His grace in our life. As we give grace to those who don’t deserve it, His mercy will lavish it back on us.
The showers …
Pay close attention here, this is where we see growth! When we begin making more right choices that honor Him, we start looking at life, people and annoying circumstances differently. Make sure you thank God in the midst of these times! Our need for grace will come again and again as we are all on this journey called life.
Overcomer, I don’t know what kind of frustrations or heartbreak you face today. Never the less, let’s decide right now we’ll give our hearts permission to grow in fertile soil by making right choices that honor God. Let’s make space for grace, and then let’s watch God work in our hearts and lives in ways we never would have dared to ask.
Be Optimistic; Be Open Minded; Be an Over comer!!