A GOOD INVESTMENT
A harvest doesn’t just happen. It is not guaranteed, yet, the harvest is expected by God. There’s a great revelation in that because it’s not God’s job to tell us we’re going to have a harvest. It’s our job to tell God He’ll get a harvest out of us.
He’s made an investment in all of our lives. What are we doing with that investment? Are we growing it? You and I play a vital part in the harvest of lost souls and the problem is not the seed or the ground. It’s the people left in charge of stewarding the harvest. That’s why Jesus said:
“Therefore pray the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest.” – Matthew 9:38
Laborers are people willing to put forth the work for the harvest – people with Kingdom agendas. The harvest only happens through commitment, personal dedication and hard work.
Check out the Parable of the Sower in Mark 4:3-8. We’re all called to sow seeds of love and hope into lost lives. Some of us will sow on rocky ground and faith will spring up for a season in that ground, but wither away because there’s nowhere to take root. I would call springing up “30-fold.”
Some will sow into thorny ground where the heart is ready, but others come along and choke out the hope before it can yield a crop. I would call that 60-fold or “increasing.” Then there is the seed that falls on good ground. It yields a crop that produces 100-fold what was sown into it.
Think about the investment made in your life. Do you want to give Jesus back 30, 60, or 100-fold of what’s been sown into you? Some Christians are satisfied knowing they’re going to heaven – 30-fold. I’m not and I hope you aren’t either.
TODAY’S PROPHETIC THOUGHT
I Am a God waiting for My harvest. I have given you a field. Work hard at preparing the ground, sowing seed, watering and pulling weeds up by the root. It requires patience, sweat and dedication. I have given you everything you need. Use it.
Let’s you and I never settle for just being saved. You and I are people who hunger and thirst after more of God and we will bring Him a harvest of souls. Lord, renew our minds, renew our passion for the lost and cause us to bring you a 100-fold return on your investment in us.
FROM MY SERMON SERIES LORD OF THE HARVEST