November 20, 2018
He who goes forth weeping, bearing precious seed, shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, bringing his sheaves with him. Psalm 126:6
In the morning when you have a quiet time, do you know what’s really happening? You’re weeding a garden—the garden of your mind—so the good seed of the Word of God can multiply.
Time in the Word of God is vital to your growth as a child of God. If you sow the good seed of the Word in your life, you’ll reap accordingly.
God has set in place some immutable laws: the law of gravity, for example. What goes up must come down. The law of the harvest is another. What you sow, you will reap.
Have you ever planted a garden? You stood back and thought, “What a beautiful garden we’ve planted.” Then you went on vacation, came back, and saw weeds taking over. You see, you can’t just plant a garden, then forget it. After planting, it must be cultivated.
We live in a world cursed by sin. Thorns and weeds always try to choke out the good harvest. Pull out the worldly weeds and cultivate your mind with God’s Word. You can’t bypass this step and still expect a harvest.
And when you go out to win souls, water the crop with your tears. The heart of the Lord Jesus Christ broke over the people He longed to embrace and love unto Himself (see John 17). Learn this same compassion for the garden God has given you to harvest for His kingdom.
Ask God to put you into His fields of service today. Ask Him to make you bold, yet compassionate and wise to share His Good News.