Abundant Harvest Pt 3 – Understanding Your Harvest
It is important for us to understand the harvest season we are in. It is not impossible for us to miss out on what God is doing in this season. In fact, if we don’t understand what God is doing this season, we CAN miss the harvest God has for us. Pastor Gaby highlighted 3 principles of harvest:
We reap what we sow – Do not be deceived, God cannot be mocked, what you sow is what you reap. If you sow in the flesh, you reap corruption; if you sow in the Spirit, you reap life (Galatians 6:7-8). You only reap a harvest based on the seed sown. If we sow one corn, you reap much more corn than you sow. In other words, if we sow one seed, we reap a greater proportion of what we sow. It is important that we sow good seed so that we reap a good harvest. If we sow bad seed, we will, in the same way, reap a bad harvest. We are known by our fruit (Matthew 7:16). Whatever good anyone does, he will receive the same from the Lord (Ephesians 6:8).
We reap in a different season -This is where we go ahead of God. We hate the waiting season; we want to be “pregnant” in the morning and “give birth” at night. But the Lord makes us wait to do a work in us. Seed-time and then the harvest comes. James encourages us to be patient as we wait. We shouldn’t grow weary because in due season we will reap a harvest if we do not lose heart (Galatians 6:9). Waiting is hard but we must learn to wait well as we wait on God. Habakkuk 2:3 encourages us to wait for the promise of God. Those who wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength (Isaiah 40:31).
We so where want a harvest – Sow in that area of your life that you want a harvest! Is it your marriage, your walk with God, your finances? Sow seed in those areas and who will reap a harvest accordingly. If you sow love to your employees, you will not reap a harvest of love in your marriage. Sow a seed where you have a need and you will see a harvest in that area of your life. Isaac sowed in the land and reap a harvest in the same year (Genesis 26:12). No matter how dry, sow a seed and you will reap a harvest!