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  • Writer's pictureLisa L. Dalton

When Harvest Time and the Soul Meets

What do you do while you're in the season of reaping what you've sown?

"To everything, there is a season, A time for every purpose under heaven. A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant and a time to pluck what is planted; a time to kill, a time to heal; a time to break down; and a time to build up; a time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn and a time to dance; a time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing; a time to gain, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to throw away; a time to tear, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak; a time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace." - Ecclesiastes 3: 1-8. I just wonder how many of us really have taken the time to think about this scripture. Reaping time and Harvest. That's not a question, just a statement..a thought..something to just think about. I believe when most of us think about seed time and harvest we think of giving tithe and offering and reaping from the sacrifice of giving that we give unto the Lord. However, have you ever thought what would it be like for you when it's reaping time of the bad things you've sown? Lately, I've been thinking about that. As I'm going through my spiritual walk, I've been thinking about the things I've done in my past, and how I've wrong some people and never owned up to what I did. Sounds familiar? I'm sure it does. We have to remember what the Bible says, we will reap what we sow, Galatians 6:7. The more I search my soul, the more the Holy Spirit reveals to me those things in my past and some in my present, that I am now reaping from. There are things I did in my second marriage that I know was just dead wrong... I mean dead wrong. I blamed him for so many things..even though the marriage was bad and mentally and emotionally and verbally abusive, I played my part in damaging it as well. I cannot ignore the part I played in making it that way. Bad situations will cause you to act out of character.. that too doesn't mean you won’t reap what you have sown. Ownership is so important to your healing process. This is a good start to true authenticity. So this time I vowed to love, love and love.... however, there is still a reaping... grace is only for a time...I learned the seeds I sowed in my previous marriage doesn't mean that my current marriage will be the place of reaping. That's one thing we cannot control... where, when and how the reaping will come.

One morning during my prayer and meditation time, I asked the Lord what should I do during this season of reaping, as I just wanted to stay in a state of mind of feeling sorry for myself, after all I'm a very nice person, a contagious spark of hope. The Holy Spirit spoke clearly through the scriptures Galatians 6: 1. Refuse to become discouraged 2. Determine to keep your faith alive and active 3. Give and keep on giving; love and keep on loving. Continue in the attitude of expectancy. A God possessed life guarantees partnership with God in worldwide presence. Your conscious will be clear and your SOUL will be at peace. This is my message to you today; when Harvest Time and Soul meets, allow your spirit man to minister to the experience. Refuse to beat yourself up for what you're experiencing in your harvest time. Do not let your faith waiver by no means and continue to share the gospel with others. And most importantly continue to love and give, even if you have to continue to love and give to those whom you are now receiving that harvest from. This perhaps maybe the challenge for us all. But when you realize what God is doing in your spiritual walk, you'll embrace the journey and allow your SOUL to be healed and set free. I promise you, you'll feel better knowing you did it God's way and not yours. Be blessed And remember to Find Peace Within, Ms. Lisa

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