“Sow for yourselves righteousness; reap in mercy; break up your fallow ground, for it is time to seek The Lord, till He comes and rains righteousness on you.”
BREAK UP YOUR FALLOW GROUND
What is fallow ground? It is ground that has not been worked; ground that has been left to nature and has become unproductive. It is ground that is un-cultivated, un-plowed, un-prepared. It may be hard or stony, it may have weeds. It does not produce. It is land that could be fruitful, but isn’t. Fallow ground is ground that has potential, but that potential is not being used.
Stony, hard ground has taken the place of fertile, rich ground because it has not been turned, it has been left alone, scarred from prior plantings and harvests, then left unturned, it becomes hard, dry. But that rich fertile ground still lies beneath the hard, stony surface. It only takes a break, a crack in the surface and the potential can come to fruition.
What is the fallow ground of your heart? You know…it’s that thing, that problem, that SOMETHING God wants that you are holding onto. It’s the thing that you have buried so deep that you may say to yourself you don’t even know what it is, but you do. Pray. Listen.
He will help you. Help you take a plow to the fallow ground of your heart, turning over every inch of real estate there. Turning the stone like surface of your heart, digging deep and throwing out the rocks, old roots, the weeds that choke. We aren’t capable of this alone, but when we turn our hearts over to The One our hearts were created for, we can. We can let go of the hard things. We can hold on to Him.
We can forgive others. We can forgive ourselves. We can move on. We can grow and learn.
We can do all things through Christ who gives us strength. If we trust the fallow ground of our heart to Him.