Spring is hopeful.
In winter we get short of Vitamin D. We need sun to replenish it.
Genesis 8:22. The constant rhythm of seasons is a promise from God.
Renewal of life.
Song of Songs 2:11-13.
Plowing and planting and expectation time.
Plant in hope.
Are we plowing our own hearts? Turning over fresh soil? Getting rid of the fallow ground?
Two reasons to plow:
#1 To plant.
#2 To get soil more fertile.
Do I have fallow ground in my heart?
Seeds God wants to plant in my heart can't be planted in fallow ground.
Do I have any fallow places in me?
Ground has to be soft to accept seeds. It has to be soft down deep so roots can grow.
Right now is the time to soften up.
Spring was the season of war and preparation in biblical times.
We prepare our hearts for the seed.
Be ready for war (spiritual war). If we let the weeds go they will take over.
Jesus Christ isn't our honey-do list.
Our faith can't be an unfinished project. It has to be our #1 priiority.