Genesis 8: 22 As long as the earth endures, seed-time and harvest, cold and heart, summer and winter, day and night will never cease.
Today’s scripture focuses on opposing forces at work in the earth. God has promised opposition as long as the earth endures. There will be seasons of busyness, when we are at work planting seeds. In those times we may feel weary and overwhelmed. We may wonder if God sees our efforts to make a difference in this world. We may even be confronted by negativity as we go about our planting. If our thoughts are focused on pleasing God, the seeds that we plant will be those of righteousness and good works. In our planting, we should focus on ways to help one another and do good to those in need.
After seed-time, we experience a brief intermission before we realize the harvest. Some call it the” in between time”, I like to call it the “meantime.” The “meantime” is when satan tries to convince you that your work is in vain. He throws little suggestions your way to discourage you. The “meantime” is encouraging in itself because we come to realize that satans only plan is to try and stop God’s purpose from coming to pass. If we are not being bothered during the “meantime”, then we are not fulfilling God’s will!
Guess what, God says as long as the seasons change and day and night exist, I will bring forth a harvest for those seeds that were planted! If you’ve read the book and had a conversation with God, you know that we win! satan’s efforts are useless!
Ask yourself what seeds are you planting? Are you planting seeds of life or death? Do your words encourage others or do you discourage the heavy-laden? Whatever is being planted, will be harvested in your life. Make a choice to plant good seeds!
My prayer: Dear Heavenly Father, I thank you for filling your people to the measure with your goodness. Lord you search our mind and our heart and you know those things that need to be pricked out. Thank you for making us whole and complete in you. We are so thankful that you sent your son Jesus not only to die on the cross in our place but to constantly intercede on our behalf. We are forever grateful and we love you so much! In Jesus Name.