Last week, we started our discussion on Seed, Time, and Harvest. In Genesis 8:22a, it says, As long as the earth remains, there will be planting and harvest…and the Holy Spirit showed us how the process of farming can be applied to our lives today.
The Lord prepares the soil for the seed, that’s you and me, to be planted. Over time, He feeds the soil, and He may have to pull up a few weeds, as He clears the path for where we are going. Then we must be confident that He has put everything that we need into the seed and thus, our seed is sowed in faith. But if we continually keep our eyes fixed on negative conditions, we will fail to sow or will lose faith in our seed.
Those too lazy to plow in the right season will have no food at the harvest. –Proverbs 20:4
We must then be diligent as we wait. It’s our responsibility to do the work no matter what the results because the Lord will reward us for our efforts and the quality of our work. Remember, we will get out what we put in. The Holy Spirit will give us guidance along the path, but without all the details. However, we must not stop growing, while we wait for further instructions. The Lord will send others to provide the water for us to grow;
He will also send you rain for the seed you sow in the ground, and the food that comes from the land will be rich and plentiful.Isaiah 30:23a
The Lord provides a bountiful harvest, the reward for our labor.
Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.
So, don’t give up before the harvest! To be honest, when the Lord gives us something to do, we cannot give up until the Lord says we can… and I really don’t believe that that’s gonna happen!