Summary: Did you know that bringing the good out and someone is a harvest.. and bringing a smile to someone's face is a harvest.. Did you know that Complementing someone is a planting a seed and someone feeling good about themselves as a result of it..is a harvest
It's Harvest Time!
Gal. 6:7-10 Msg.
7-8 Don’t be misled: No one makes a fool of God. What a person plants, he will harvest.
*The person who plants selfishness, ignoring the needs of others—ignoring God!—harvests a crop of weeds.
*All he’ll have to show for his life is weeds!
(did you know when it comes to keeping a yard… you can maintain the weeds and still have them looking good from a distance.
Haven't you ever heard someone say after mowing the grass...if it weren't for the weeds I'd have no yard at all.
But the Bible doesn't tell us to maintain the weeds while were here…the Bible tells us to plant)
*But the one who plants in response to God, letting God’s Spirit do the growth work in him, harvests a crop of real life, eternal life.
9-10 So let’s not allow ourselves to get fatigued doing good.
*At the right time we will harvest a good crop if we don’t give up, or quit.
*Right now, therefore, every time we get the chance, let us work for the benefit of all, starting with the people closest to us in the community of faith.
When we think of harvest what do we imagine? I know I usually think of the farmers who are busily bringing in their crop…
However this year is a year of different sorts with all the wetness from the rain..it has been a real and ongoing struggle to bring in the crops...
Bringing in the harvest requires commitment, it requires work and diligence
It must be very frustrating to have such a bountiful harvest and not be able to reap it in the timeframe that you want to..
and at the same time facing the risk of losing it all together if you don't get it harvested in the timeframe you've been given
It's kind of how it is in the spiritual realm... such a bountiful harvest souls For the kingdom,
so difficult it seems to bring them in..in the timeframe that we have been given
what does a harvest look like for you?
Some think that a harvest only comes once a year..
I guess that depends how often you sow the seeds for the harvest
Now I know this would be a hard one to do but....
I wonder what our world would be like if we sowed seeds of kindness and each of us would find somebody to be good to every day..like the second part of this next scripture tells us
Mark 12:30-31 MSG
Jesus said, “The first in importance is, ‘Listen, Israel: The Lord your God is one; so love the Lord God with all your passion and prayer and intelligence and energy.’ And here is the second: ‘Love others as well as you love yourself.’ There is no other commandment that ranks with these.”
What would our neighborhoods be like?
What would our work place be like?
What would our schools be like?
What would our world be like…
if we made it a point to brighten somebody else’s day?
Then why don't we do this more often?
You know, We all have the opportunity to plant and harvest...
its up to each of us to decide whether or not to participate
TBS.(the bible says) "Every opportunity we have, we should do good to people" starting with the ones that are right in front of us