By Teacher Mitch Gustilo
James Allen said, “The law of harvest is to reap more than you sow. Sow an act, and you reap a habit. Sow a habit and you reap a character. Sow a character and you reap a destiny.” Are you sowing now to reap a great harvest? Isaiah 9:3 (ESV) says, “You have multiplied the nation; you have increased its joy; they rejoice before you as with joy at the harvest, as they are glad when they divide the spoil.” Experiencing the joy of harvest means doing our part with faith and depending on God’s grace for the harvest.
How to Enjoy Your Supernatural Harvest?
1. Be Servant-Leaders – 1 Corinthians 3:5 (ESV) says, “What then is Apollos? What is Paul? Servants through whom you believed, as the Lord assigned to each.” We are the “doulos” (servant or slave God) assigned, appointed and anointed by God to serve Him and his people. Mark 9:35 (ESV) says, “And he sat down and called the twelve.
And he said to them, “If anyone would be first, he must be last of all and servant of all.” Servanthood is the foundation of leadership. Great leaders in the present have been great servants in the past.
2. Do Well with Your Roles and Responsibilities – 1 Corinthians 5:6 (ESV) says, “I planted, Apollos watered, but God gave the growth.” Some plant, some water, some have up-front gifts, and some serve behind the scenes. However, all servants are equally significant. We are a TEAM! This means that “Together Everyone Accomplishes
More.” Our task is to plant and water the people with the Gospel and with the Bible.
3. Let God Cause the Growth – 1 Corinthians 5:7 (ESV) says, “So neither he who plants nor he who waters is anything, but only God who gives the growth.” Twice in verse 6-7, Paul states, “…only God who gives the growth.” We are the means by which people believe, but God is the cause. He alone determines if and when a person believes in Jesus Christ. The church of God must be started, continued and expanded only by the grace of God founded on the words of God. Philippians 1:6 (ESV) says, “And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ.”
1 Corinthians 5:8 (ESV) says, “He who plants and he who waters are one, and each will receive his wages according to his labor.” We are not to compete against each other; instead, we are to complement each other. Remember that “Comparison is carnal.” We all need one another to fulfill God’s work. To the degree that we are faithful garden tools, God will grant us eternal rewards.