In order to understand the Kingdom of God, we need to understand seeds. I live in Iowa. We have miles and miles of corn and soybeans. I live in a farming state. Know your seeds.
Paul said, “Do not be deceived. What ever a man sows, therefore shall he also reap.” If you put it in the ground; it’s coming back up and more of it…!
Paul writes in the book of Galatians,
“And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up. So then, as we have opportunity, let us do good to everyone, and especially to those who were of the household of faith.”
God relates a law of farming to a law of spirituality. Quick fact: Whatever someone sows, that will he also reap. When I begin to become weary, when I begin to think that all might not be worth it, I need to consider the law of the farmer and the law of the harvest.
The Law of the Harvest
What I put into the ground will come back. What I put into the ground will either bless me or burn me. God is not mocked. He has set up the universe, both physically and spiritually, with a simple and straightforward formula. You reap what you sow.
I am prone to weariness. I am prone to giving up. Yet, we are told NOT to give up. Not to grow weary in done good. Plant seeds and wait for the harvest.
Seeds of Faith
Your work in children’s ministry is of great value. Keep on keepin on! Finish strong. Finish faithfully. 90% of effectiveness is just showing up. The seeds I am planting may look dormant, however in the Lord, those seeds, sown in faithfulness, will yield a great reward if we don’t give up.
That’s the hope of the harvest. That’s the hope of the farmer. That’s the hope of one serving faithfully in children’s ministry.As KidMin leaders, just do not grow weary. Keep planting, keep hoping!