While the earth remains, Seedtime and harvest, Cold and heat, Winter and summer, And day and night Shall not cease (Gen.8.22).
Every seed sown has a harvest time and every farmer understands that harvest time is as important as seed time. I will explore few thoughts about harvest in this writing. God is the author of harvest. He must be given his place when we begin to enjoy the blessings of receiving or harvesting our labours. He established it and should not be relegated to the background. Jesus told the disciples to pray to the “God of harvest” to send labourers. Avoid calling on God at sowing time but forgetting him at harvest season. Paul said he might have sown and Apollos watered the field but the increase comes from God.
Harvest includes wages, rewards and blessings you receive from others. There is harvest because there has been seeding process where you broadcast seeds on different soils by way of giving, encouragement, empathizing, prayers and standing in the gap for others. The earth only replenishes itself when there is giving as much as there is taking. To consistently take without giving depletes the earth without replenishing it. There must be a conscious effort to sow seeds not just in anticipation of harvest but to replenish the earth. So you wish that someone will find favour, help or support? Then you need to provide help, favour and support to others. If you can give your little, there will be enough goodness to go round.
Now he who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will also supply and increase your store of seed and will enlarge the harvest of your righteousness (2 Cor. 9:10).
It is clear from the text above that it is God that supplies the needs of people and also bless those who desire to give to others (sowers). A general misconception is that those who give to others have more than enough. It is not always true. Givers are just addicted to doing good. The interesting part is that givers are also harvesters. May every seed you have sown bring forth mightily.
© Olusola John