Breaking Into God’s Harvest

Some years we just cannot get ahead.

We feel like that verse in Psalm 32:4 where it says:

“For day and night thy hand was heavy upon me: my moisture is turned into the drought of summer.”

Instead, we need to see it like God sees it. A farmer’s harvest might happen in the fall, but it starts in the spring. We’ve got work to do if we want to survive the drought of summer.

Proverbs 6:6-8 tells us:

“Go to the ant, thou sluggard; consider her ways, and be wise: which having no guide, overseer, or ruler, provideth her meat in the summer, and gathereth her food in the harvest.”

It’s the little things that bring about a successful harvest. Offering a plate of cookies to our neighbor. Volunteering to mow the church lawn. Washing the pastor’s car … giving someone a ride to church … teaching the teen Sunday school class …

Proverbs 10:5 paints the picture even stronger:

“He that gathereth in summer is a wise son: but he that sleepeth in harvest is a son that causeth shame.”

If we fail to do these things, God finds shame in us. Yes, shame.

Getting ahead is more than luck and more than a fat bank account. Our success comes in God, in relationships with our fellow Christian believers, and in drawing others to Christ. It comes through our lifestyle, our daily dedication, and our commitment to God.

Let’s break into God’s harvest. Let’s get out there and do it today.

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Man might run from God, but the true believer can stand tall in the presence of the everlasting Lord.

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