I am a city girl. I don’t like to get my fingers dirty. I like being able to purchase what I need at a nice, big store. But, I know that in God’s economy, sometimes He will require us to jump in and get dirty as we plant something that will take time to harvest. This week, I was reminded of this fact as I was digging “Into the Word”:
Dear brothers and sisters,
be patient as you wait for the Lord’s return.
Consider the farmers who patiently wait
for the rains in the fall and in the spring.
They eagerly look for the valuable harvest to ripen.
You, too, must be patient.
James 5:7-8, NLT
This passage outlines how we should behave while we are in God’s waiting room: Be patient, Consider others who have planted and are waiting. Eagerly look for the harvest. Take courage as you wait. The harvest will come. Keep marching forward.
Q4U: What has God taught you about the harvest as you wait?