Sunday, September 22, 2013

Harvest of Our Prayers

I love autumn.  Maybe its because I was born during the fall.  Maybe its because my name means Reaper. Maybe its because my husband proposed to me at a cider mill.  Of course, the pumpkin spice lattes, cool crisp air, and colored leaves don't hurt either.

And in our prayers, we all wait for the harvest don't we?  The fruit of the seeds we have planted in intercession.  The glorious outcome of all the sowing...the seeds sown in tears.  We wait to harvest them in joy.  

Here are some of my favorite harvest scriptures (The Message):

Luke 8:15 “But the seed in the good earth—these are the good-hearts who seize the Word and hold on no matter what, sticking with it until there’s a harvest.

John 15:5 “I am the Vine, you are the branches. When you’re joined with me and I with you, the relation intimate and organic, the harvest is sure to be abundant.

Galations 6:9 So let’s not allow ourselves to get fatigued doing good. At the right time we will harvest a good crop if we don’t give up, or quit. 

Hosea 10:11 Sow righteousness, reap love. It’s time to till the ready earth, it’s time to dig in with God, Until he arrives with righteousness ripe for harvest.

Psalm 126:4-6  And now, God, do it again— bring rains to our drought-stricken lives So those who planted their crops in despair will shout hurrahs at the harvest, So those who went off with heavy hearts will come home laughing, with armloads of blessing.