Ecclesiastes 3:2 – “A time to be born and a time to die; A TIME TO PLANT and a time to uproot what is planted.”
by BG O’Neal and Cameron Frye
In order to have a good harvest you need to plant in the right season! Old timers sometimes affirmed their belief in The Farmer’s Almanac. They would declare if you follow the instructions your garden will grow well. They trusted it!
One pastor applied planting seed to the 4R Principle. He taught how ministry is always effective. His projected thought was on what he called the 4R plan. 1. Right place! 2. Right time! 3. Right words! 4. Right people! It will not work properly if one of these 4 R principles are missing. As any good gardener knows there are several components to gardening.
First, you get an idea of what you want to grow. Then you acquire the seed! It takes the necessary equipment to begin and maintain a garden. You will need to plow up your fallow “hardened” ground for your garden space.
Then you need to level out the rows. You will till and dig just deep enough to get the seed properly planted. Follow the instructions on how to plant seed! You will need a hoe to weed out your garden so it can be healthy. Your garden will need watered daily so as not to dry up from the sun’s heat.
You must care for your garden daily for the planted seed to come to fruition! *There are so many spiritual lessons to be applied in this story of gardening! It will preach! And then, you can trust to have a good harvest!
Believers in Christ trust in the Word of God. We believe in following God’s plan. You will ultimately reap an abundant harvest. So in the economy of God, there is one who sows seed into fertile plowed up ground. Another waters! God gives the increase. He brings it to fruition!
As representing His Kingdom, we need to be careful! Why? It is of utmost importance that you first of all pray for those you desire to witness to. Then sow kindness if you want the audience of the world!!! They are watching you and your lifestyle must match up to your profession of faith in Christ. Be available to sow seed or water the seed. It’s all about God’s glory! We give thanks to the Lord Of The Harvest!
“The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me; because the LORD hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; he hath sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound; to proclaim the acceptable year of the LORD, and the day of vengeance of our God;
to comfort all that mourn; to appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the LORD, that he might be glorified.”
Isaiah 61:1-3 KJV
This is why we must plant Grace, mercy, and compassion into the lives of the hurting! Why would anyone think it is ok to sow discord among brothers? Or for that matter in your home, church, or on the job! Be careful of your words and actions. Don’t be ashamed to apologize if you mess up! Let us beware of our actions!
Jesus said that “Everyone then who hears these words of mine and does them will be like a wise man who built his house on the rock.” -Matthew 7:24. A farmer may know the right thing to do, but when he does not put his knowledge into practice it will affect the quality of the harvest. However, when he knows the truth and applies the truth, the harvest will follow.
Lastly, do not be afraid if you don’t see fruit right away. Sometimes you just are not yet in the right season. Any good farmer knows that there are specific seasons in which specific fruit grows the best. Yet, what do they do? They continue to prepare each and every day, doing what is necessary to prepare for a bountiful harvest. The Lord is faithful, and when we love God, love our neighbor, and apply his truth to our lives, a spiritual harvest will follow.
In planting seed, you must have receptive ground. The seed will not grow properly if you don’t. The same is true of having a child together. Let us follow God’s ordained path in everything we plant. We pray that you reach many for the Kingdom of God as you plant good seed in good soil.
BG and Cameron saying – Have a wonderful day!
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