"I would really like to help you but my hands are tied. I wish I could do more, but my hands are tied."
We find ourselves in many different situations and circumstances in which we are powerless to do more.
We serve a God whose hands are never tied.
God's hand represents His power - 2 Chronicles 20:6
Also His protection - Isaiah 41:10 and 49:16
And His provision - Psalm 145:16
Which of these do you not need?
We need the hand of God at work in our lives
"God I need Your power, Your protection, and Your provision - as well as Your presence - every day of my life."
“Sow righteousness for yourselves, 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.” Hosea NIV
Fallow ground - Tillable - though as of yet untilled - ground
We all might have areas of fallow ground in our lives.
You cannot experience the fullness of God if your life is marked by unplowed, unprepared areas in our lives.
I'm talking about turning our backs on sinful areas in our life.
"God I fully submit this area of my life to You."
Often we make the mistake of thinking that being righteous just involves not sinning.
Doing good for others is a step in the process of seekin God.
12 .... real the fruit of unfailing love.
vs 12 Msg
Dig in the God - keep seeking the Lord - until He arrives.
But I would rather have Jesus than silver and gold.