I sighed as I slumped down in the passenger seat of my sister’s car. She had called and ask me to ride up the mountain with her to purchase vegetables. I thought it would be a pleasant ride after a busy week.
The past week was another busy week of putting up harvested vegetables for winter. Daily I was picking corn, shucking corn and freezing it. I was also busy canning peaches and helping Breanne with her salsa canning. I was glad to have a day without canning.
In response to my sigh, my sister asked, “what’s wrong?” I responded wearily, “I am tired. I have canned and put away corn all week, I need a short rest.”
“Well, I have bad news for you then” she said.
I turned to look at her and asked, “what?!”
She went on to explain that Mom had asked us to stop by her house when we were finished on the mountain. She shared with me that my Aunt Judy was bringing me tomatoes to can for sauce.
I had received a call the night before that tomatoes were available. Judy said she would call me on Saturday to go pick tomatoes if I wanted them. She hadn’t called. Frankly, I was relieved to have a day off. But it seemed I wouldn’t have a day off after all.
Once I arrived back home, I carried in two boxes of tomatoes. I put them in the sink. Filled it up with water and washed them. I laid them on a towel on my counter to dry and walked away. I thought, “God, I thought I was going to have a day off to rest.” In my heart, I heard a quick response. It was, “this is a harvest that can’t be stopped.”
This harvesting season has been quite unusual for me. Everything I generally purchase from a farmer’s market has been given to me. I am extremely thankful for all this harvest. However, most of it has not come when it is convenient or when I was prepared.
I was glad I didn’t pick tomatoes that day – but that did not stop the harvest from coming to me. I had sown for this harvest, year after year, and it was now coming. There is no stopping it.
Job 42:2 in speaking about God, says; You can do all things and no one or nothing can stop you.
Isaiah 14:27 says; For the Lord of hosts has purposed, and who will annul it? His hand is stretched out, and who will turn it back?
I want to encourage those of you today who have seed in the ground. I know there are many of you who have sown and sown, year after year. Don’t give up. Don’t stop believing. You have a harvest coming and nothing can stop it.
God is watching over His word to perform it on your behalf. His word will not return void, but it will accomplish what it was sent for.
You have a harvest coming and nothing, absolutely nothing can stop it. Stay in faith. Stay in Him. Keep His word coming out of your mouth. Water your harvest with the word. And watch, for it will surely come.
“Go on, call in your harvest.”