“I said, ‘Plant the good seeds of righteousness, and you will harvest a crop of love. Plow up the hard ground of your hearts, for now is the time to seek the LORD, that He may come and shower righteousness upon you.’”
This verse spoke to me when I read it because of the words of action. One of the exciting things for me as I have accepted the Lord is the seeking Him and finding Him everywhere. In this verse it says, "plant the good seeds of righteousness. Then it says, "Plow up the hard ground of your heart." When we understand that our effort bring rewards of knowledge and wisdom our lives start flowing with joy and excitement even when there are trials. Look at Psalm chapter 63 verse 1 which says, “O God, you are my God; I earnestly search for you. My soul thirsts for you; my whole body longs for you in this parched and weary land where there is no water.”
Look at the words he uses; earnestly search, his soul thirsts, and his entire body longs. This is because he knows that God is his God and how knowing Him will give him peace in his soul.
I like Paul's prayers because they are so outwardly focused. 2 Thessalonians chapter 3 verse 5 says, “May the Lord lead your hearts into a full understanding and expression of the love of God and the patient endurance that comes from Christ.” When we seek this we find this, there is no special codes we need to know. He has given us all we need (the Holy Spirit) to guide us and show us what is right. As we co-labor, asking, seeking, and knocking we develop the ears to hear His voice and the Spirit is loud and clear. The thing is, we still have to make a choice. I want to choose life, so I will continue to grow and seek wisdom and ask God to transform me into the image of Christ.
I want you to think of this last verse and let it sink into your heart. Hebrew 12:1 “Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a huge crowd of witnesses to the life of faith, let us strip off every weight that slows us down, especially the sin that so easily trips us up. And let us run with endurance the race God has set before us.” Amen