The harvest to come is determined by the seeds sown today. Let’s talk about what exactly is “sowing and reaping.” It’s the everyday nitty-gritty decisions to show up and put in the hard work that opens the door to seasons of abundance. There is no abundance without a time of sowing. But what they don’t always tell you, is how seasons of sowing can be dry, exhausting, and rather boring. It’s not glamorous, and no one is always cheering you on. The everyday moments’ life is made up of rarely get applause, but those moments are what shapes and mold our lives and prepares us for the bigger moments in life. God has to send us through hidden seasons of preparation, and sowing before he releases us to step into the spotlight. He does this out of His love. He would rather take His time and develop us than give us a good thing too soon and allow it to crush us.
What are you sowing now to reap the harvest you desire to reap? We must scale back the vision and not get too focused on the future, we overlook the process to get there.
Psalm 126: Reads “Those who plant in tears will harvest with shouts of joy.
They weep as they go to plant their seed, but they sing as they return with the harvest. “
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They weep as they plant their seed, but they come back singing as they return with the harvest. Isn’t this so true in our own lives? How many times have you felt like you were digging and seeing no return? Digging when the ground felt rock solid, digging when you felt all hope was lost… but if you keep digging, and digging, and digging, you will come back singing on the other side.
The time of sowing we are in:
This is a time in history unlike ever before. There is a Harvest coming, and there is work to do. Now is the time to sow into our relationship with Jesus. Sow into eternal things that matter and that will sustain us during the times to come. To sow into our families, friends, and co-workers who don’t know Jesus. To sow into our churches, the community, and our neighborhoods. There is a true famine in the land.
If you feel like God has been quiet or distant, and feel dry and cold, will you keep pressing in?
For the sake of a generation who needs your yes,
Will you sow into the presence of Jesus even when you don’t feel him present?
Will you sow into your life, and tend to the areas God’s shining light on, even though it’s painful?
Will you give, even though you feel in lack?
Will you be generous to sow your time, prayer, energy, love, and finances to those in need?
Keep sowing friends, your harvest is coming.