“Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few.” Matthew 9:37
I sighed inside when we left Colorado the other day. Ahead of us we had miles of flat, boring midwest I thought; nothing as lovely as Pikes Peak.
But as we drove past the beautiful terraced fields of Iowa I had to snap a picture. So pretty…
…the repetitive rows, upon rows, spanning the horizon.
That’s how I want to be, I thought — regular like those rows; dependable. The Bible assures consistent yields for those who are, and not much of a harvest for those who aren’t…
“Diligent hands will rule, but laziness ends in slave labor.” Proverbs 12:24
“The sluggard craves and gets nothing, but the desires of the diligent are fully satisfied.” Proverbs 13:4
“The plans of the diligent lead to profit as surely as haste leads to poverty” Proverb 21:5
I want to be diligent to read my Bible everyday, pray “on..all occasions”. (Ephesians 6:18), regularly, consistently, dependably, like the field rows, so I can yield good fruit ~~
“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.” Galatians 5:22
Want more consistency and fruit in your life? Pray the Harvest Prayer with me:
Oh, Father, You are the Lord of the Harvest. You’re also a God of order. Please change my heart. Make me a consistent person who is diligent to read the Bible and draw near to You. I want a fruity life. In Jesus’ name, Amen!
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