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Oh, that we might know the LORD! Let us press on to know him! Then he will respond to us as surely as the arrival of dawn or the coming of rains in early spring.” Hosea 6:3

The nations of the world were in turmoil. Marriages were free falling along with the moral fiber of society. Religion had become a meaningless set of rules and rituals that no longer seemed relevant to the people. Fear and despair were the most common characteristics of people’s minds.

Thus was the world that the prophet Hosea lived in 8 centuries before Jesus was born, as he attempted to call the people of Israel back to belief in God. His very name meant salvation, or good news and his message was one of hope if people would come back to a right relationship with God. A relationship built on following God’s ways.

The words Hosea was given for the people involved a promise based on action. If the people sought after God and lived in right relationship with Him, He would be as the spring rains which revived the dormant ground, resulting in new beauty and fruitfulness.

The promise is the same today. When we live in relationship with Jesus Christ the mistakes of our past are forgiven. Just as a spring rain freshens the air and brings new life to the soil, Jesus Christ brings new life to our soul. If we seek relationship with Him, He will come to us just as surely as the sun will rise in the morning!

When we say, “I can’t because” we limit the work God can do in our lives. We put Him in a box. Rather that saying ‘I can’t’ to the dreams we have it is better to seek His plan for us. It could very well be the plans He has include your dreams or even better ones! God desires to give you a new beginning. The dreams we have will never take place until we realize that God can make those dreams come true if we seek Him for direction.

As you grow in relationship with Christ He will show you the desires of YOUR heart. But you must act on that revelation. Fulfillment in life begins on the inside and overflows into your actions.

PRAYER: Dear Jesus, I ask today that you will come into my life anew and afresh like a spring rain. Penetrate the hard soil of my failures so that new life may spring from the soil of my soul. Empower me to walk with you with a clear heart and a clear mind for you. Amen.

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