What a day I had yesterday.
It so rocked me that I am struggling to write anything inspiring. My creativity is toast. No brilliant ideas are coming to mind.
It’s almost as if God has blocked me so I’d have nothing to share but this one simple message. You ready? Okay, here it is…
“Break new ground.“
Hmmmmm…. anyone still with me? I’m being faithful in sharing this because I believe God wants me to encourage you to break new ground with Him. Does that resonate with anyone today?
Listen to this verse from Hosea 10:12. “Break new ground. Plant righteousness, and harvest the fruit that your loyalty will produce for me. It’s time to seek the LORD! When He comes, He will rain righteousness on you.”
In other words, remove all those hard, rocky areas in your life that keep your faith from growing. Seek God at a deeper level, allowing Him to work in you. Because when you do, He’s gonna knock your socks off.
And regardless of my tightly laced snow boots, my socks were knocked off yesterday.
I walked into church heavy. We’ve been dealing with a very tough issue with one of our kids and I was filled with so many emotions: anger, resentment, unforgiveness, defeat, fear, etc.
To be honest, I wasn’t ready to be free from them. I was struggling with my “Momma-Bear” role intersecting with my “Kung-Fu Fighter” role and sprinkled with my “Retreat-Into-Myself” tendency.
But God was ready for me to break new ground.
As I sat down, I immediately started to tear up. My heart was tendered and I knew He was going to meet me there.
The worship was amazing. The words from our pastor were challenging and encouraging. The prayers were healing. Communion was cleansing.
I broke new ground that day.
During my morning, I began to remove some things weighing on my heart and God faithfully righted my relationship with Him.
- I left with a better appreciation for my child.
- I had a firmer understanding of the situation.
- I could see the Enemy’s involvement more clearly.
Oh how I needed that. It made everything shift, and I left a different person than when I arrived.
Sisters… Break. New. Ground.
Get rid of the things that are keeping God from being able to work in your life be it pride, anger, selfishness, an addiction, unbelief, or some other flavor. It is keeping you from that next level of intimacy with Him.
Prepare yourself so He can knock your socks off. Believe me, it’s a kick.