reap the fruit of unfailing love,
and break up your unplowed ground;
for it is time to seek the Lord,
until he comes
and showers his righteousness on you.
Each new day is like unplowed ground. We get to choose what we'll do with it. We can do nothing with it, and waste it. We can sow seeds of vengence, bitterness, envy, or self-pity and thus abuse it. Or, we can sow seeds of compassion, gentleness, kindness, humility and patience, which will yield a multiplied return.
None of us can escape this truth: today is the result of what we sowed yesterday. This year is the result of what we sowed last year. This also means that tomorrow will be the result of what we sow today. Next year, the result of this year's plowing and sowing.
Take a look at the day that lies ahead of you. Let's not leave the ground unplowed. Hitch up your mule, strap on your plow, and make the most of this day! Sow seeds of righteousness today and you'll reap showers of the same when you need it most!