Isaiah 26:3 You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you
When I think of the word “stayed” memories of kite flying come to mind. After a few battles in getting the kite aloft there was nothing more amazing to me than to see my kite flying high across the sky. My kite seemed free, but in reality its flight depended completely on the string holding it back while the breeze lifted it up.
In the same way, my world sometimes calls me to break off my trust in God. But when I fix my mind in an unbroken connection to God, then the winds instead of separating me from Him rather lift me higher. As the winds of my trial blow harder, God pulls back on my kite. It is His almighty hand that holds me to Him through every circumstance and reveals in me His promise of His perfect peace!
Hosea 10:12 Sow to yourselves in righteousness, reap in mercy; break up your fallow ground: for it is time to seek the Lord, till he come and rain righteousness upon you KJV
“Fallow comes from the old English word for plowing, and refers to the practice of leaving fields unplowed in rotation––when a field lies fallow, the soil regains nutrients that are sucked up by over-planting.” Vocabulary.com
One temptation as I grow older is to abandon certain of the fields in my life. Those fields have so long been unproductive that it scarcely seems worth the effort to continue to hope for any sort of fruitful harvest. But God has an entirely different idea. God says that today is the exact perfect time to stop moping around the house, get the plow out of the barn and break up that fallow ground.
Do you have some fallow…
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