THROUGH THE BIBLE IN THREE YEARS
A life-long city man, tired of the rat race, decided he was going to give up the city life, move to the country, and become a chicken farmer.
He bought a nice, used chicken farm and moved in.
As it turned out, his next door neighbor was also a chicken farmer.
The neighbor came for a visit one day and said, "Chicken farming isn’t easy.
Tell you what. To help you get started, I’ll give you 100 chickens."
The new chicken farmer was thrilled.
Two weeks later the neighbor dropped by to see how things were going.
The new farmer said, "Not too well. All 100 chickens died."
The neighbor said, "Oh, I can’t believe that. I’ve never had any trouble with my chickens. I’ll give you 100 more."
Another two weeks went by and the neighbor stopped by again.
The new farmer said, "You’re not going to believe this, but the second 100 chickens died too."
Astounded, the neighbor asked, "What went wrong?"
The new farmer said, "Well, I’m not sure whether I’m planting them too deep or too close together."
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.
It’s April, when all the trees bud and flowers begin to pop out.
We are reminded, April is also the month most farmers begin planting.
April should also be a reminder for Christians to “break up your fallow ground.”
Too often, we Christians allow our hearts to become like the winter:
dry and void of production.
We allow the world to take precedence, and fail to produce the sweet aroma of God’s “Spring” through us.
Sometimes we try to plant the “chickens” of the world, and expect to obtain a crop from the Lord!
Every day, is “time to seek the LORD!”
Let us go to the Lord in prayer EVERY DAY.
And let us confess our sins, pleading for His forgiveness.
Then, let us “Sow to (y)ourselves in righteousness” that we may “reap in mercy.”
Study the Word of God daily.
Apply the principles of truth to our lives – DAILY.
Remember, “The Lord is not slack concerning His promise...” (2Pet. 3:9).
“Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.” (Gal. 6:7)
As you “seek the LORD,” He WILL “come and rain righteousness upon you!”