Daily D – Hosea 10:12
Sow righteousness for yourselves, reap the fruit of unfailing love, and break up your unplowed ground; for it is time to seek the Lord, until he comes and showers his righteousness on you.
It’s time to till the ready earth,
it’s time to dig in with GOD,
Until he arrives
with righteousness ripe for harvest.
It’s always time to do the right thing. It is always time to know and experience God.
The benefits of making the right choices and taking the right lead measures are not always immediately apparent. Time has a way of revealing the blessings of simple faith, loving obedience, and patient waiting.
A coaching question Val Hastings of Coaching 4 Today’s Leaders likes is, “What do you want? What do you really, really want?” The best of our many desires are worth the wait. Many of those most deeply-held desires require more than one step. They often take a long time to come to pass. Like any project, more than a To-Do list is required. Big dreams and bold hopes take daily deposits of focused effort.
If you are not now harvesting hopes and dreams, keep at the steady work of tilling, planting, watering, weeding, and tending. Fruit takes time. It does not arrive or ripen by desire alone.
Where are you in the process of becoming?
What are you doing today to prepare you for the harvest someday?
What do you need to do now to draw one step closer to the kind of production honoring to God and blessing to others?
Dig in with God in full confidence of a bumper crop.
I will work and I will wait for the good gifts of God’s timing.
Our Father, what are my best lead measures today? What are my best next steps? What preparation is required from me now for what you want for me next? Amen.
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2 Chronicles 35:25 Jeremiah composed laments for Josiah, and to this day all the male and female singers commemorate Josiah in the laments. These became a tradition in Israel and are written in the Laments. (NIV)
2 Chronicles 33:15, 16 He got rid of the foreign gods and removed the image from the temple of the Lord, as well as all the altars he had built on the temple hill and in Jerusalem; and he threw them out of the city. Then he restored the altar of the Lord and sacrificed fellowship offerings and thank offerings on it, and told Judah to serve the Lord, the God of Israel.
Matthew 3:8 “Produce fruit in keeping with repentance.”
2 Kings 20:2, 3 Hezekiah turned his face to the wall and prayed to the Lord, “Remember, Lord, how I have walked before you faithfully and with wholehearted devotion and have done what is good in your eyes.” And Hezekiah wept bitterly.
Isaiah 65:24 “Before they call I will answer; while they are still speaking I will hear.”