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September 29th, 2021

JOHN SHIRK – Today’s Word of Encouragement is “Harvest.”

This a farming term referring to the gathering of crops after they are fully ripe. It is the time when the farmer reaps what has been planted.

There is a spiritual analogy to this process in Galatians 6:8 and 9.

“A man reaps what he sows. Whoever sows to please their flesh, from the flesh will reap destruction; whoever sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life. Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time, we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.”

We might not always see the fruit of our labor, and in such a situation, the only thing growing in our lives is discouragement. We feel like giving up, but God encourages us to keep pressing on with faithful service. The harvest is coming. Our labor in the Lord is bearing fruit. God’s reward is near when we see Jesus face to face, and hear His words, “Well done, good and faithful servant.”

Find encouragement in the harvest of blessing that is promised for persevering saints in the Year of Endurance.

John Shirk


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