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This time of year always brings to mind the seasonal word ‘harvest.’ As nature goes through its seasons, so we do as Christians. As Ecclesiastes 3:1 (NKJV) says, “To everything there is a season, a time for every purpose under heaven.”
We have seasons of dryness, seasons of refreshment, seasons of lack, seasons of plenty, seasons of grief and seasons of great joy. Circumstances come and go in our lives but our aim is to always work toward having a spiritual harvest, no matter what the circumstantial season.
God once whispered to my heart…
“If the ground is not turned, I cannot plant My seeds.
The Hand of the One tilling the soil is the One Who loves it the most and sees the greatest potential in it for a harvest. The roots of unwanted growth beneath the surface must be ripped out that the ground might be tilled and furrowed. This gives room to accept the seeds of new growth and eventually welcome a beautiful, golden field of harvest, waving its ripened grain in the breeze.
A life in the Hands of the One guiding the plow will display a fruitful meadow. When it is uprooted and turned over, it welcomes the plantings of the Master Husbandman and gladdens the hearts of others with its lovely field of produce.”
There are times when those deep furrows upon your soul open the soil of your heart, allowing it to receive the words of the Lord that they may take root and flourish with a crop of tasty fruit.
God is the Master Husbandman who sometimes must dig deep into our lives, knowing where the best soil lies. There He drops in His seeds of encouragement, peace, love, healing, or whatever, that they may grow for our benefit and for the help of others.
The Husbandman knows His soil and does not ignore His fields. He purposes to have a harvest and works each field until it is ripe for the picking. May you realize that the Husbandman’s plough is at work in your life to produce the greatest harvest.
Questions: How have you experienced God working in your life in order to plant seeds for harvest?
About the Author Lynn Mosher