Monday, May 17, 2021

Seedtime and Harvest

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Genesis 8:22 (KJV) While the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease.

Instead of picking stones from her beans like many others, Amara used the clever method of pouring the beans in water, thereby letting the stones and the bad beans settle, and picking out the good beans but leaving the bad ones and stones in the water. She would then throw out the water with the bad beans and stones on a little portion of soil in her backyard.

With time she observed that some of the beans thrown out started germinating and growing. She allowed them to grow and in due time, she harvested a small bucket full of beans from that unintentional planting. Amara didn't have a bountiful harvest of bags of beans because even though she sowed, her sowing was not intentional.

Seedtime is when you sow and give away in hope. Harvest is when you receive as a result of what has been sown. Only fools fail to realize that for every harvest there was a seed time. Life is guided by the law of seedtime and harvest.

Many times, people sow seeds without knowing it. But you would agree with me that those who expect a bountiful harvest are deliberate and intentional in their sowing. Those who want a bountiful harvest deliberately sow bountifully.

Many believers today expect a bountiful harvest from the Lord but they have not been sowing anything intentionally and purposefully.

For example, Sowing quality time daily in the place of prayer reaps a bountiful harvest of spiritual power and intimacy with God (see James 5:16, Heb 11:6).
Sowing in the place of the word reaps a harvest of divine wisdom and understanding, and mountain-moving faith, etc. (see Psalm 19:7, Romans 10:17).
Sowing financially in love to support the work of God yields a harvest of financial open doors and increase (see Luke 6:38, Phil 4:18-19).

Go into today determining to prepare for a bountiful harvest by sowing bountifully(see 2 Cor 9:6).

Prayer: Dear Lord, please help me be deliberate, purposeful, and wise in my sowing. Amen.
—Abraham Damilola Arigi

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