Fallow ground…

"Break up your fallow ground for it is time to seek the Lord until He come and rains righteousness on you." 
Hosea 10:12
 

Today I ran across this saying in my Bible Study guide

 
"As long as we are content to live without revival, we will."
Leonard Ravenhill
 
That is so true…consider the frog in a pot of water on the stove.  Turn the heat to high and the frog will boil to death.  The tempurature will gradually get hotter and the frogs blood will adapt and ultimately die for lack of awareness.  We go through our spiritual lives unaware that we are slowly dying to our first love if not nurtured by His Word and fellowship with Him.  
 
I had been becoming restless with my state of being discontented, my self absorbtion with "my problems" and my lack of fervor I once had for God’s Word.  I remembered with longing the days God filled me and I walked in the Spirit.  I was moved to pray, with urgency, for revival, for His presence once again in my life. 
 
I believe it was about that time that we started hearing about the Bible Study "Seeking Him". Our pastor wanted our church to do it together. They had been praying about it for several months for direction in this study.  It was the answer to my prayer.  
 
What excited me was, yesterday during my study, it mentioned the fact that our desire for revival first comes from God. That He woos our hearts back to Him.  He was getting the soil ready for His Truth to be planted in my heart, our hearts.  He provided the impetus for my soul to be hungry for it. He broke up the ground with trials and setbacks but my heart lay unplanted, unproductive awaiting the seed. Growing more thirsty each day that passed.
 
It is here, the rain, now it is just a matter of time. Planting, tending and then comes the harvest. I am like a kid again, wondering what kind of fruit it will be! 
Grace to you all!
Shell
 
 
 
 

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