• Staci Sweet

Recognizing Your Harvest

For the black cummin is not threshed with a threshing sledge, nor is a cartwheel rolled over the cummin; but the black cummin is beaten out with a stick, and the cummin with a rod.’ Isaiah 28:27

Yesterday we discussed identifying your seeds and that in order to do so, you have to first determine what your money is being used FOR. Now you need to know how to recognize the harvest when it comes. Seems easy enough right? Not really! Because you could've already reaped a harvest; but since you weren’t able to recognize it, you probably missed it!

You were expecting $2,000 from that $200 ‘clothes’ seed; so when your cousin gave you that shirt, you thought she was just being sweet. Nope! Just because it was one shirt didn’t mean it wasn’t a part of your harvest. You gave $75 for the ‘building fund.’ Four months later, you were approved for a house that you shouldn’t have qualified for. You thought it was favor and it was; but you also had ‘building’ seed in the ground. Or you sent $500 to an outreach that supplies villages in Africa with water wells. Now you live in an apartment where they pay the water bill. In each instance, you reaped; but you so busy looking for the money that you missed the opportunity to thank and praise God for the actual harvest.

When you sow black cummin seeds, you reap black cummin spice. When you sow turnip seeds, you reap turnip greens. The seed goes into the ground in its shell but as it grows, it multiplies and comes out looking totally different. The same is true with your harvest.

Don’t let the simple goodness of God pass you by. You were looking for the spectacular and missed the supernatural. God is the Lord of the Harvest. He’ll get it to you; you just need to recognize it when He does.

Pray this with me: Heavenly Father, thank you for the ability to sow and giving me the desire to give. Will You please help me identify my seed, recognize my harvest, and thank you for the results? In Jesus’ name.

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