Seasons and Times
Seasons and times. We are entering a season of Fall. I look around and I see my fruit tree has dropped all her fruit, my
transformation from life unto death, winter is hibernation and holding. I love Spring and Summer. Spring is the springing
However, when I think about it beyond myself, I realize Fall is a season in our life of dying to self and casting out a seed. This seed is future and sometimes we even wonder if anything went forth. Winter is a season of life when the seed is hidden from view and we feel that there is no seed and no life. The 'ground' seems hard and unyielding. Spring is the bursting forth
And yet, even in fall there really is a harvest as well. Old self becomes new self. And winter yields a harvest of Faith.
What are you seeding for? Like seed grants like harvest. Corn begets corn. To harvest spiritually be must plant the 'seed' of what we have need of - faith, health, finances, joy, patience, love, friendship, respect, etc. Why do we think we can harvest without casting our proper seed? And remember, there is a time, right after we cast our seed, that it seems to go in hiding and the ground of life can seem hard and unyielding. Our seed is being protected and begins to die to become changed into what we need when we need it.
You must give God good and proper seed to work with!
Then watch over your seed. Water it with Faith and Prayer- waiting, looking,
Be active, be bold. Begin to cast out your seeds in Christ of what you have need of and then expect your harvest!
- Pastor Sandi
***Be careful you do not seed Thorns! (Proverb 18:20-21)
Jeremiah 12:13 International Version
They will sow wheat but reap thorns; they will wear themselves out but gain nothing. They will bear the shame of their harvest because of the Lord’s fierce anger.”
Galatians 6:7-8 New International Version
Do not be deceived; God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows. The one who sows to please his sinful nature, from that nature will reap destruction; the one who sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life (with Him).