Aloha! Greetings in Jesus Name to all those I love, miss, and cherish forever! I'll be using this blogspot to keep regular (hopefully) updates about my times and adventures here on the Big Island, Hawaii.
Before I get into anything else I want to explain the meaning of this site name, confess to you my weakness and hopes, and beg for your prayers.
I chose the name, "Unplowed Ground," after reading through Hosea, especially verse 10:12. This verse has been whispered continually to me over the last few years and reads, "Sow for yourselves righteousness, reap the fuit of unfailing love, and break up your unplowed ground; for it is time to seek the Lord until He comes and showers righteousness upon you." This verse communicates a calling that I long to respond to. I long to devote my entire being to His Way, yet I have failed many times to do this.
I am thankful for this verse as it calls me higher, reminding me of the focus, purpose, and goal for my time. I want to follow this verse! Yet I am weak and there is much of my heart, mind, and soul that are still not devoted to His Service and so clings to fleshly desires of this earth! Yet I am reminded of the truth that the Lord is in control and that I cannot gain righteousness on my own, as I have selfishly sought to do so many times in my life. No, nothing righteous can come from me, and therefore I must "break up my unplowed ground." All of me that is not working for the Lord must become devoted to His service. I must seek out what only He can provide, and then He will be the one to come and shower HIS Righteousness upon me. My heart is given much peace to remember that all things come from Him, though I am astounded daily at how easily I forget this. His righteousness, His power, His Grace, and His Love overcome my weakness. Yet He asks for my devotion, and asks me to sow what He has given me...and this is my aim, and my prayer for my time on this island...and on this earth.
Please remember me in your prayers as I long to be freed from the chains that bind me, keeping me from reaching Higher for Him. I long with all my heart to be transformed more into the likeness of He who has created me, and have struggled much to grow as I desire. My heart has been touched by His Love and Grace, but there is still so much to be softened for Him. Many aspects of my life have not been devoted to His Service, and I long to continue walking in His Way by seeking to dig deeper into every area of my life. My focus has drifted and I have failed many tests in the last several months. However, I have learned more of my Lord's Grace than I imagined possible, and I now cling to that Grace as I continue pursuing His Righteousness with ever renewed determination. My prayers are also with you...