Presentation on theme: "- Being willing to change - Break up the fallow ground."— Presentation transcript:
- Being willing to change - Break up the fallow ground
Hosea 10v12 NIV Sow for yourselves righteousness, reap the fruit of unfailing love and break up your unploughed ground; for it is time to seek the Lord, until He comes and showers righteousness on you.
Hosea 10v12 ‘The Message’ Sow righteousness, reap love. It’s time to till the ready earth, it’s time to dig in with God. Until He arrives with righteousness ripe for harvest.
Fallow ground What is it? Why the challenge to break it up? Why now?
Ploughing word Give God permission/surrender Allow God to plough God can plough in the dark and difficult times Prepared soil is ready God gives growth
Sow Harvest Fallow ground Plough
How do we break it up? Humble yourself - repent Seek His face - relationship Read the Bible – it is life giving Invite the Holy Spirit to help and fill us
King David/heart issues A worshipper/lover of God/God’s word Sinned – no sense of sorrow Confronted conviction Repented + absolute belief in God
What about us? David a man just like us Submit to God – the devil will flee The daily searchlight of God When we sin, repent and believe in God Condemnation not from God Conviction restoration + joy
What is the state of our soil/heart? Soft Open Ready Whole hearted
Sowing Unprepared soil - Concrete ground, rocky places, thorny choking ground Good ready, prepared soil Sow the seed you want to harvest
Harvest/fruitfulness Expect growth – Harvest for now - feeding us and others – Seed to sow for the future harvest Don’t think that nothing is happening
In Conclusion God wants our everything God wants prepared hearts God brings life SO