A Harvest of Joy

Meditation Thought: “Fear not, O Jacob, my servant, Israel, whom I have chosen! For I will pour water on the thirsty land, and streams on the dry ground. I will pour my Spirit upon your descendants, and my blessing on your offspring. (Isaiah 44:1, 3)

“Do not fear, you whom I have chosen! I will renew your strength; I will make the desert bloom, and bless you and your family forever more.

I am a loving Father, wise and perceptive. I know you better than you know yourself. I know how to teach you, encourage you, protect you, nourish you. You need not fear – even your own feelings. I will give you all you need to be my servant – no, my child who serves. The serving is not to enhance me, but you. It is in serving me that you come close to me, and being close to me is the way your spirit is nurtured. It is the way you obtain the attributes listed throughout the Word as those which are becoming to the children of the Living Lord.

Remember that seeds do not produce a harvest immediately. You must patiently wait, till, and observe constantly until the moment to harvest arrives, and you receive your reward with joy.

All of the times you read the Word, spend time in thinking of me, or praying, or meditating, or ministering to my creations, you are tilling seeds that are growing into harvests of joy.

Even when the ground is dry, you must do your part of prepare it properly – for I shall not allow the seeds to wither when you are attending them. The water of my Spirit shall refresh and spurt growth. Your efforts are never in vain when they are devoted to pleasing me by attending to my garden – my garden, yet you are the one who will enjoy the harvest, and it is your enjoyment of the harvest that gives me pleasure.”

 

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