After I had performed prophetic art on a Sunday morning I sat down to relax. A young man came up to me and asked, “Are you still living across from the halfway house? My name is John* and you used to talk to me about God all the time.” I answered him, “Yes I am still living there.” The young man went on to say that when he was staying at the halfway house he used to be so angry about life and his surroundings he would stomp out of the building trying to cool off and here I would be standing outside the building just in time to tell him about how Jesus loved him. According to him that happened several times and it had impacted him tremendously even although he showed no interest in Jesus at the time. He shared that he had been clean for two years now and was living for the Lord. We are becoming good friends now. We are called to sow seeds and are not responsible for the outcome. People may get mad at us, scorn us, and even spit at us, but if God is in it, He will water the seed and cause it to grow. All we are responsible for is to share Him with the world. Some day, the result of all the good seeds we have sown will be revealed to us. The harvest we will have is unfathomable because Jesus was in our sowing and caused that seed to sprout and bring forth fruit. On and on it goes as a progressive harvest. Years ago, I was in New York City traveling in the subway and a young man begged me for some money. I happened to have a gospel tract on me and told him, “Young man I have a much better gift for you than money; I can show you how you can have the gift of eternal life.” As I handed him some money and the tract I explained to him the gospel in a brief way. He walked off with the tract and the money. The fellow then turned around, came back to me, handed the money back to me saying, “Hey lady. I cannot keep your money. You are a Christian.” Saying the right word at the right time can be very essential and helpful. However, we should never rely on the beauty of our speech more than on the Holy Spirit while we speak. “And my speech and my preaching were not with persuasive words of human wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power.” I Corinthians 2:4 (NKJV) Below, we have a picture of a person who has sown some good seeds throughout his life time and now, he is reaping a bountiful harvest and a tsunami of blessing is coming his way.
* (not his real name)