Lying Fallow

For six years you shall sow your land and gather in its yield; but on the seventh year you shall let it rest and lie fallow. Exodus 23:10-11

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FALLOW - My word for the year is an odd one this time around. Initially I thought my word would be something lovely and inspiring like "light" or "grace." However, during this winter season of hibernation and rest, the unexpected word FALLOW has been percolating within me.  Perhaps is it time for me to "lie fallow" for awhile? Perhaps this is the season for me to tend the fields that have already been sown, but not to plant any new seeds - to let the soil of my soul rest and replenish? Reflecting and praying with this idea has already infused new life into my weary spirit. 

I invite you to consider what "lying fallow" might mean to you.  Where do you need to rest for a season so that you can tend to the fields that have already been planted?  Hold tight to the reassurance that God is good and God is with you through every season - even the fallow times. Thanks be to God!