Walmart and a Wheelbarrow

Also, O Judah, there is a harvest appointed for you, When I restore the fortunes of My people. – Hosea 6:11 I love this verse.

It’s a reminder to us that our present situation is not a determining factor of where God is taking us.

Webster’s dictionary defines Harvest as “the process of gathering”.

Some of us want to skip the process and get to the gathering.  We can’t do this.  We can’t rush what God is doing behind the scenes. We need to trust and have faith that whatever we are going through today is only temporary because there is something coming up that you had planted in a “different” season.  This is when the harvest comes.  We can’t seed Miracle-Gro. We have to seed in different seasons and sometimes those seasons require strong winds, heavy storms and tremendous heat.

Galatians 8:22 says “As long as the earth endures, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, day and night will never cease.” So as long as there is time, there is a harvest.

Seasons change.

It’s kind of like life; it never goes in the same direction.

It’s circular. You know, what goes around comes around.

Same thing for a harvest.  A harvest says whatever it looks like today, things are going to change.

If you were to go into a Wal-Mart and find a small bag of seed that you would see in the gardening section and in that same section you would see a wheelbarrow.  Why?  The farmer knows that in that small bag of seed is something that will be changed and transformed in a season to something that can only be gathered by using a wheelbarrow.  The farmer knows that the harvest is greater and bigger than that bag of seed.

Today I want you to know that just like that farmer, where you are at is not as good as it gets. Sometimes God moves in the little details.

He told them another parable: “The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed, which a man took and planted in his field.  Though it is the smallest of all your seeds, yet when it grows, it is the largest of garden plants and becomes a tree, so that the birds of the air come and perch in its branches. – Matthew 13:31-32