Sunday, February 02, 2020
“Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap. For he who sows to his flesh will of the flesh reap corruption, but he who sows to the Spirit will of the Spirit reap everlasting life. And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart.” (Galatians 6:7-9)
God has a timetable for every seed we plant. His timetable is not always our timetable. Sometimes the “due season” means a quick return. Sometimes it means a slow return that may take years – even a life time.
However, we can count on three things. First, God will cause a harvest to come from our seeds. Second, God is never early or late – He is right on time with our best interest at heart. Third, our harvest will have the same nature as our seeds sown: good seeds bring good harvests and bad seeds bring bad harvests.
What are we to do during the growing time of our seeds: 1) Refuse to become discouraged. 2) Determine to keep or faith alive and active. 3) Give and keep on giving; love and keep on loving. Know this – a harvest is guaranteed. Continue in an attitude of expectancy.
The passion for God to move among His people sometimes seems slow in being rewarded. Sincere leaders often labor, pray, and seek fruitfulness for extended seasons before the visitation of God’s grace bring the long-sought harvest. However, do not lose heart; harvest is certain. God has promised to multiply those good seeds back to you. There is a “due season” promised to you.
You are loved, Pastor Don