The good farmer prepares for the harvest and knows exactly what they are going to do when that time comes. They prepare store houses, shelters, bags, markets, security, and do everything right to handle the harvest. Before long the harvest is moved to its rightful places as per the preparations already made. The farmer makes his sales and banks their profits from the harvest. At this point the farmer must make strategic plans on what their next move should be in regard to the harvest they have just banked.
Remember the prodigal son? With his harvest in hand, the hard earned cash of years on the farm, the boy hit the town and started living large. He just went on a wild spending spree enjoying everything possible out there. He hit every club, bought every gadget, checked out every restaurant, slept with every available woman, and partied like there was no tomorrow. Before long, the harvest was all gone and so were all his admirers. No income, home and friends, the best he could get was a low down pen among the pigs. Sadly that story is still being repeated today. People mismanaging their harvest.
You must deliberately, positively manage your harvest. Refuse to be wasteful in the name of fun and having a good time. Your actions with your harvest will either continue to consolidate you or destroy the blessings you received. You must handle your harvest well enough to never go back to some things in your past. God is blessing you today so you can be setup to serve Him without limits and worries in the future. The challenges you face today should be in your past tomorrow and it all starts with managing your harvest by the grace of God.
SCRIPTURE READING: Luke 15:11-17 Then He said: “A certain man had two sons. And the younger of them said to [his] father, ‘Father, give me the portion of goods that falls [to me.]’ So he divided to them [his] livelihood. And not many days after, the younger son gathered all together, journeyed to a far country, and there wasted his possessions with prodigal living. But when he had spent all, there arose a severe famine in that land, and he began to be in want. Then he went and joined himself to a citizen of that country, and he sent him into his fields to feed swine. And he would gladly have filled his stomach with the pods that the swine ate, and no one gave him [anything.] “But when he came to himself, he said, ‘How many of my father’s hired servants have bread enough and to spare, and I perish with hunger!
DEVOTION PRAYER: Heavenly Father, I am grateful for the grace to manage my harvest, amen.