Welcome to Teshuvah Elul 10
Now the tenth
I’m getting pretty buff
But my knees are spent
This digging and pulling
Is pretty hard
He is teaching me how
By the inch not the yard
This field was forgotten
Hidden behind trees
I’m glad I have help
This isn’t a breeze
Tonight over dinner
He ask something strange
If I had ever considered
The depth of change
Time for equipment
Set the plow for deep
My Teshuvah Date
I’ll need extra sleep
© laurette laster
Set your plow for deep. What does this mean and why change what is normal? The reason a farmer sets the plow for deep is for better water saturation. Plowing is turning soil over and uprooting any stalks or spent harvest shoots that would drink up the needed moisture. If there hasn’t been crops planted in a field, grass and weeds and thorns, will automatically take over and multiply. This cannot be stopped.
Jeremiah 4:3 GNT The LORD says to the people of Judah and Jerusalem, “Plow up your unplowed fields; do not plant your seeds among thorns.
I love how God uses the practical to help us see the spiritual. The bible teaches us in The Scriptures that plowing our ground is a picture of our heart being prepared and the seeds sown and work required to bring forth a harvest pleasing to God.
Hosea 10:12 NKJV 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.
Often I see people trying desperately to change their lives but overlooking the work of repentance. I truly do not believe repentance is taught and explained to believers today. It must be thorough to unpack or plow under the old residue of thorns, weeds or stalks. There should be a time to look and assess our choices and our decisions.
Where there has been any violation in kingdom covenant, repentance is required, and should be more than a trite yeah sorry God, that wasn’t smart.
I am not suggesting groveling I am suggesting this is way to have a more intimate relationship with our Lord. We dig into the word of God and get His revelation of how and why the event took place. Even if we are saved this is still a required work. The farmer has to plow the field after each crop before planting another crop. A farmer cannot think to go plant new seed in an unkempt or unplowed field, it will not work. And it will not bring forth a harvest of any proportion. Why do we justify that everything will work out if we don’t give our heart time to heal or seek Him?
Some crops require more water saturation than other crops. Can this be related to spiritual gifts and callings also? When The Lord is preparing our heart and mind for what He desires it may take more plowing and a deeper revelation of the things of God. When we realize God has set aside a special time and a holy season for us to meet with Him how could we not have a deep desire to show up. This is His moed or meeting time with us. This is how we become more intimate with Him, and it is deep. I don’t want any fallow ground in my field that disallows my harvest.
We are told the children of Israel knew God’s ways, but God made His acts known to Moses.
Psalm 103:7 He revealed His ways to Moses, His deeds to the people of Israel.
I want to turn over, plow under, and get rid of anything in my heart that is keeping Him from being known to me. If there is a deeper I want to go.
I choose to Teshuvah, return all of my heart to His care during this time. I’ve set my plow for deep, how about you?
God bless you and keep you and make His face shine upon you and be gracious to you. The Lord cause His countenance to rise upon and give you Shalom.
Don’t miss your time of visitation, Teshuvah my favorite time to the year.
Until next time, thank you for listening with me. Laurette