How much do you trust in the laws of sowing and reaping? As you set out to plant a garden in the spring of the year, do you really trust that there will be a harvest in the fall? How much do you really trust this to be true? Would you trust your life – or your family’s lives – to these laws of nature?
Psalm 126 reads: “When the Lord brought back the captivity of Zion, We were like those who dream. Then our mouth was filled with laughter, And our tongue with singing. Then they said among the nations, ‘The Lord has done great things for them.’ The Lord has done great things for us, And we are glad. Bring back our captivity, O Lord, As the streams in the South. Those who sow in tears Shall reap in joy. He who continually goes forth weeping, Bearing seed for sowing, Shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, Bringing his sheaves with him.”
So, how much do you believe in the harvest? No, not just a harvest that impacts your physical life; rather, how much do you believe in a harvest on a spiritual level? Galatians 6:7-10 teaches about such a harvest: “Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap. For he who sows to his flesh will of the flesh reap corruption, but he who sows to the Spirit will of the Spirit reap everlasting life. And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart. Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all, especially to those who are of the household of faith.”
The purpose of this study is to help us have faith in the promise of God for a spiritual harvest – and to be inspired to sow (even when it is inconvenient, costly, and painful).