11 October 2022
Farming is hard work. There's a huge commitment on the part of the farmer because it involves a non-stop effort of long days for months at a time with little to show for his labor. However, the farmer does all that because he knows he will reap a harvest if he doesn't quit. Then, when that harvest does come, the farmer is the first to benefit from it. This is a good analogy for our walk with Jesus. Many times there are some significant changes in the believer's life at first. It's like the ground of their heart is being plowed and the seed is planted in their lives. But then there is a time when nothing seems to be happening. It is critical that we don't lose hope or give up in this season. Because the Bible promises that we will reap a harvest if we don't lose heart. Don't dig up your seed. Instead, water it with the word of God's truth and by speaking life-giving words of your own over it. Then when that harvest finally comes in, we will be the fist to enjoy it, just like the farmer.
The hardworking farmer must be first to partake of the crops.— 2 Timothy 2:6 (NKJV)