Something New Under the “Son”

harvestYou may have heard the saying, "there's nothing new under the sun." I have news for you . . . God is still doing new things! (Isaiah 43:19) 

It's a new season, and it's planting season! If we will take the time to prepare the soil of our hearts, there is no telling what will spring forth in our lives.

First, we may need to "turn over a new leaf." If you haven't started Spring clean-up, dead leaves and debris are likely hanging around your "yard." Clean 'em up and clear 'em out! 

"Sow for yourselves righteousness; 
Reap in mercy; 
Break up your fallow ground, 
For it is time to seek the LORD, 
Till He comes and rains 
righteousness on you" 
(Hoseah 10:12).

* Break up the clods
* Remove the rocks
* Burn the thistles 
* Pull up the stumps of things that grew before but are now obstacles in your field.

"Fallow ground" is land that could be productive, but is not usable because it lacks preparation.

Be proactive and prepare yourself for fruitfulness.

After working in the "dirt" (1 Corinthians 3:9), we need to break out the Word for a good scrubbing (Ephesians 5:26). Don't forget your fingernails. Stuff can get lodged in places that need some extra attention at times. And check behind your ears, too (where we don't see, but still need maintenance).

"Create in me a clean heart, O God;and renew a right spirit within me" (Psalm 51:10).

What to plant? Well, my friend, God is the Husbandman, the owner of your "land," and He chooses what He wants to plant. Regardless of the seeds sown, here are some cultivation tips to make sure your new crop grows.

* Take on a new attitude (Ephesians 4:23).
* Put on your new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness (Colossians 3:10).
* Live the new life God has for you (Romans 6:4).
* And then sing a new song to Him (Psalm 33:3). 

Now it's time to get a breath of fresh air:

"May the God of hope fill you with all
joy and peace as you trust in him,
so that you may overflow with hope
by the power of the Holy
Spirit" (Romans 15:13, NIV).

"Let my teaching fall like rain and my 
words descend like dew, like 
showers on new grass, like 
abundant rain on tender plants"
(Deuteronomy 32:2).

Now let the Son shine on everything, and see what will grow in your life! Cultivate the seeds of promise He's given you. You have a field to tend and dress, and God has a crop to bring forth in its season. Something new under the Son!

About LoriWagner

Lori Wagner is the best-selling author of 15 books, with over 50,000 copies sold. Her works include The Pure Path Series (discipleship/Christian growth for girls), The Briar Hollow Series (historical fiction), and "Holy Intimacy." Her most recent projects include Orbis, a board game, and "Wisdom is a Lady," a small-group resource that includes video teaching sessions.  Lori is a licensed minister, a Purpose Institute Campus Administrator, and serves as the Michigan District Prayer Coordinator for the World Network of Prayer. She has served as the Michigan State Coordinator for the National Day of Prayer and is an elected representative in her community for five terms.  
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