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Monday, August 22, 2011

It's a basic principle...

Recently, my husband said: "Seedtime and Harvest will never cease"
...and the religious person in me said: "Amen."

Thank God for the Holy Spirit, Who tapped me and asked: "Why did you say 'Amen'? There was no need to." Indeed there was no need to say "Amen" to that basic principle of life...

Genesis 8:22 is clear:
"As long as the world exists, there will be a time for planting and a time for harvest. There will always be cold and heat, summer and winter, day and night." (Good News Translation)

"While the earth remains, Seedtime and harvest, Cold and heat, Winter and summer, And day and night shall not cease." (NKJV)

Galatians 6: 7-10 takes it even further and starts with a warning: "Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows. Whoever sows to please their flesh, from the flesh will reap destruction; whoever sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life. Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers." (The Message)

The great thing about the Word of God is there are aspects that you may need to pray for grace to obey & others where all you need to do is - do all it asks you to. These passages fall into the latter group. I could go on & on - as you know; however, this will be a short piece.

You must identify your seed and sow it at the right time, in the right place and the right way. Of course a good seed wrongly planted will not produce a (good) harvest and a bad seed rightly planted will thrive. In most cases, you are the seed...your thoughts, attitudes, words, actions, relationships always determine what you get back.

So take time to consider your seed and as you sow you will have a harvest. I pray you never eat up your whole harvest because the seed is always within the harvest. May God help us all to recognize the seed in the harvest. Now, you can join me to say: 

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