It’s Harvest Time

Hey you guys!!! I know it’s been a while, but I appreciate you all for sticking around with me! Your support is incomparable. I’m back with a message that I pray blesses you as much as it blessed me! 
This morning I was laying in the bed when I suddenly heard loud rain hitting my window. There once was a time when I would cringe if I woke up and it was raining. The rain always seemed to be an inconvenience. It slowed me down. People have accidents in the rain. Outside activities are halted. However this morning I just simply smiled as the rain drops beat on the glass. 
Here lately it’s been doing a lot of raining. A couple of months ago I started to get aggravated with all the rain. But just as I fixed my mouth to complain, the Lord began to have a conversation with me. He asked me had I been planting seeds? I immediately answered, “YES”. He asked me had I been diligent in caring for the seed? I answered, “YES”. Then He asked was I ready for the harvest? With a huge smile I offered up a “YES”! He then said, “If you’ve got seed in the ground and you’ve been diligent in caring for your seed, the rain only means that the harvest is coming!” I got plum happy when I received that revelation! So now I celebrate rain! Rainy days are some of my favorite days. Now if you haven’t been planting, I can see why you may not like the rain, but if you’ve been sowing, then harvest time is upon you. 
So as I got up this morning, the Lord spoke again and instructed me to go outside and stand in the rain. Surprisingly, I didn’t give second thought to not doing it! I walked outside and stood in the rain until I was drenched. I looked up and I could see the clouds moving. As the rain ferociously hit me, I asked God to help me understand. The revelation was simple. The storm clouds bring the rain. Storms aren’t easy. Sometimes they seem to do more harm than help. However, we need what the storm brings which is the rain! So instead of wishing the storm away, we have to be grateful for it and embrace it because it is providing what we need the most for the harvest to come. As rain ran down from the crown of my head to the soles of my feet, I was reminded that if I continue to stand firmly and not waiver in the storm, the promised harvest will overtake me. So now I offer the same to you! 

  

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By imtoughenough