Reflection: The Old Testament prophet Isaiah wrote: ‘Seek the Lord while he may be found; call on him while he is near’ (Isaiah 55:6). This verse is a salutary reminder that there will be a time when it will be too late to call on God. It is therefore not surprising that Jesus encourages us to seek for God with the same ardour that you would seek for treasure or a precious pearl (Matthew 13:44-46).
So, I invite you to seek God out. This means meeting with God in Scripture and in prayer.
The Old Testament prophet, Hosea, says that ‘now’ is the time for action. He says: ‘Sow righteousness for yourselves, reap the fruit of unfailing love, and break up your unploughed ground; for now is the time to seek the Lord’ (Hosea 10:12).
What is your unploughed ground? What is the hard impenetrable soil in your life that makes it hard to grow God’s fruitfulness? Whatever it is, I invite you to break it up so that your new life with God can break through.
Prayer: Dear Father, please soften the hard, unploughed ground within me with the gentle rain of your Holy Spirit, so that I might be fruitful in your purposes.