Hosea 10:12 If you plant goodness, you will harvest faithful love. Plow your ground and you will harvest with the Lord. He will make goodness fall on you like rain.
We that are in Christ, as partakers of grace, need to plant that grace in this world that will in turn receive a harvest of love. In Christ have the seeds of grace in our hearts dwelling so richly in us. In the mercies of His grace we will reap a harvest of blessings that are eternal, not according to the merit of our works, but according to the love of God that planted the seeds of grace in us by Christ Jesus.
The hearts of those who find themselves devoid of grace are lost, overrun with weeds, thorns and thistles. Their hearts are hard and callous; in need of a renewing of their minds by the tender mercies of salvation that flowed from the wounds of our Savior upon the sacred tree.
As we share Christ and Him crucified, spreading the seeds of His benevolent love on unopened, unbroken soil, we will reap a plentiful harvest through the efficacious grace of God.
As we share the message of the cross we are to seek the Lord. As we seek God we are to pray for heavenly rains to come. Seeking God we pray, and wait for rain, after we have plowed the ground and planted seeds of grace. Christ will water our efforts, making them fruitful, leading to a harvest of redemption that will germinate and take root in the hearts of those that allow grace to bud in their hearts.
Let us sow the fields of grace with love and patience, that in the end we may obtain everlasting life, and reap a harvest of souls. Let us gather in the lost for the kingdom of God, as we honor the sacrifice of the Lord Jesus Christ, that the harvest might be ripe as we utilize the tools he has given us in these last days.
The grace of the Lord is our strength, to support and carry us on through all labors. The heart that truly believes shall in due time greatly rejoice as His goodness falls on us like rain. In the harvest we will rejoice in others’ blessings as well as our own. God’s children adopted by grace are His inheritance, and precious in His sight. May the effective power of grace lift those who are lost up forever; not only those of this day, but all those in the days to come. Those saved by the seeds of grace planted by a labor of love will be lifted up forever by Christ who is the Resurrection and the Life.
- What’s growing in your garden? (fullyliving4him.com)
- The Law of Love (martinklewis.wordpress.com)
- The Law of Sowing and Reaping Pt. 2 (jenningsnathaniel11.wordpress.com)
- Bible Topics, the Gospel (btsministries.wordpress.com)