Like some sort of Transformer, the magnificent ‘Cane Harvester’ has been clearing the cane-fields in front of my home for the last two days. That machine is truly a phenomenal invention, the agility and swiftness with which it operated and gathered the harvest was noteworthy. But you know what? Machine nor accompanying cane-cutters would have nothing to reap if someone had not sown seed. If rows and rows of ‘cane plant’ had not been carefully sown months and months before.

“As long as the earth endures, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, day and night will never cease.”   Genesis 8:22

This is good news people!!! Great news for those of us that have planted seeds in ministry, relationships, careers, children, health, finance…we are going to reap our Harvest. We have to…the earth is still enduring..so HARVEST TIME has to be coming!

I know, I know, I know..sometimes you are standing up in your “field” wondering:

  • Wait, isn’t this where I planted the seed?
  • Heelllllloooooo are you still in there, have you died?
  • Stupse… a creature eat up ma seed?
  • “What more yah want, water, fertilizer?”
  • Are you EVER produce a lilitte something?”

BUT remember my Chinese bamboo story…the  roots are growing, and the crop is going to burst forth:

It’s simple… GOD CANNOT LIE! He says what a man sows he will reap (okay not so good news if you have been sowing bad seed..oh but for Jesus’ grace and mercy). BUT if you know you have been sowing ‘God approved’ seed in something, and you can answer affirmatively to most of the below:

  • You asked, prayed and believed for something…
  • You have invited God in and surrendered it to His will…
  • You have found the relevant scripture and STOOD ON IT…
  • You decreed and declared until your throat was sore…
  • You held your tongue and tried to do the right thing when you just wanted to “let loose” …
  • You prayed for those planting “weeds” in your field…
  • You have fought the good fight of faith when discouragement and depression came…
  • You warred those nasty spirits encroaching on your ground…
  • You have not given up

THEN guess what?  Your seed is in God’s field and harvest time is ahh coming! Don’t ask me what date, only God knows (and He is not always so forthcoming with the date thing! Ask me how I know 🙂 BUT He cannot lie!

“Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.” Galatians 6:9

So my people you’ve planted your seed; fertilized it with God’s word which cannot return void; watered your field with some (okay plenty) tears and a few rounds of snot (excuse my language)…

Then REJOICE!  

Find your garden gloves, call the cane harvester man, find a hoe, put on your sun-hat…WHOEEEE its time to start singing:

Bringing in the Sheaves…Bringing in the Sheaves…..We shall go rejoicing…..”

“Those who sow in tears will reap with songs of joy”    Psalm 126

BTW…When we are rolling around our harvest, let’s give all praise and glory to God, and remember we are blessed to be a blessing!!

Gloves on! 🙂 Coach D