Hosea 10:12

Hosea 10:12 I said, ‘Plant the good seeds of righteousness, and you will harvest a crop of love. Plow up the hard ground of your hearts, for now is the time to seek the Lord that he may come and shower righteousness upon you.’

Last month in July I wrote several writings about unforgiveness, we all know that we have to forgive because the Lord forgave us. I am often amused at how the Lord works in my life. How he prepares me for things to come. And I don’t even see it coming. It’s like I don’t get the hint even when it is spelled out right in front of me. Some of the biggest forgiveness that I’ve had to walk through is forgiving my ex-wife for cheating on me. There was a time a couple years ago where Robert (Robert is whom she had the affair with and then married) he wanted to buy my 1971 Chevy nova. I said sorry it’s not for sale. Now you have to understand that we are good friends now because I chose to walk in forgiveness. About a month later during my quiet time the Lord showed me that I needed to give Robert the nova. I have to tell you that is not what I wanted to do. In fact I said “seriously???? Did you forget what he did??????? All I kept hearing in my spirit was “do you want to be free? Well that is kind of a no brainer answer. Still though I had plans for that car, I wanted to fix it up and have my own hot Rod. For me given Robert that car was like the icing on the cake of my forgiveness for him. I mean, think about this for just a moment. I gave the man who stole my first wife for me a car! That sure as crap was not my idea. I knew the Lord was speaking and I made a choice. When I chose to do what the Lord said and walk in obedience. That was when I got complete peace over what Robert and Karen did. Remember that the forgiveness I have for them does not mean that what they did was okay! Now fast forward to last week and when I got my house broken into. I’m sitting in my chair this morning listening to this song I came across yesterday on the radio. Here are some lyrics below

I can’t believe what she said
I can’t believe what he did
Oh, don’t they know it’s wrong?
Don’t they know it’s wrong?

Well maybe there’s something I missed
But how could they treat me like this?
It’s wearing out my heart
The way they disregard

This is love. This is hate. 
We all have a choice to make

Oh, Father won’t You forgive them?
They don’t know what they’ve been doin’ (oh no)
Oh, Father, give me grace to forgive them
Cause I feel like the one losin’

Tenth Avenue North “Losin”

Those people who broke into my house last week knew what they were doing but at the same time they didn’t know what they’re doing. The same with Karen and Robert. It makes me very sad in my heart that the two people who broke into my house are hurting that bad or better yet, they are the Lost. My prayer is that they will become followers of Jesus. Below is who I want to be. This morning when I was reading in Hosea this Scripture stopped me dead in my tracks. Actually I was stunned, I don’t ever remember reading this passage before. You reap what you sow.

Hosea 10:12 I said, ‘Plant the good seeds of righteousness, and you will harvest a crop of love. Plow up the hard ground of your hearts, for now is the time to seek the Lord that he may come and shower righteousness upon you.’

 


 

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