For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through the endurance taught in the Scriptures and the encouragement they provide we might have hope. Romans
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From John 3:
22After this, Yeshua (Jesus) and his talmidim (disciples) went out into the countryside of Y’hudah,(Judah) where he stayed awhile with them and immersed people. 23Yochanan too was immersing at Einayim,(Aenon) near Shalem (Salim), because there was plenty of water there; and people kept coming to be immersed. 24(This was before Yochanan’s (John)imprisonment.)
*words in parentheses are English for the Hebrew placed by author.
Preparing the soil of the soul and hearts of the people.
Turning the dirt,
taking out the stones,
to ready the heart and mind for the seed of heaven.
The harvest comes later and what a harvest it was and still is. Souls continue to be prepared to receive, continue to receive, continue to bear fruit and it begins again, generation to generation. All glory to God.
Pray – I acknowledge for some the soil is very rocky; for others more pliable. Some have weeds and thorns to pull; others are a field of grass. May I ever be faithful to whatever the job is; pulling weeds, picking up stones or digging deep.
Repent – I repent for missed opportunities to be active for your kingdom.
Ask – Adonai, I have heard the report about you, Adonai. I am awed by your deeds, bring your work to life in our own age, make it known in our own time; but in anger, remember compassion.
Yes – I will rejoice in the God of my salvation. Elohim Adonai is my strength! He makes me swift and sure-footed as a deer and enables me to stride over my high places. – Habbakuk
Source: John and Habbakuk; image from Dreamstine: https://www.dreamstime.com/stock-video-footage-man-hoeing-vegetable-garden-soil-organic-farm-preparing-ground-new-sowing-season-video69612641