Small Beginnings: Where Our Life or Death Harvest Is Born

Harvest verse

“For who dares make light of small beginnings?” (Zech. 4:10, NET)

Have you ever seen a person born adult sized? Me neither. (Which is a relief to all of us who have given birth 😉 ) Absolutely everything that is now big was once small. Nothing ever starts out massive.

The heavenly realms are extremely fertile. Your actions today take root and begin to grow. One who has no understanding of seed time and harvest in spirit will take no heed to his or her conduct. The small beginnings of growth can be so imperceptible initially that the individual thinks their words and deeds are of no consequence. Biblically speaking, this is foolishness.

Both for life and for death, there is immense power in a seed. Every single decision, every single thought, every single word sown into the atmosphere today sets a growth pattern in motion.

This truth holds both warning and encouragement for us. For the soul under the false impression that they are successfully experimenting with the devil’s wares without being burned, the Holy Spirit speaks forth a warning with stern love. “Make no mistake about this: You can never make a fool out of God. Whatever you plant is what you’ll harvest” (Gal. 6:7-8, GW).

Rick Joyner says it well: “If you do not change your course, you will end up where you are headed.” Let’s let God radically uproot any wrong seeds we have sown before they become a harvest of death!

Here’s the glorious flipside of this principle: if you have been long sowing to the Spirit, your upcoming harvest of life and peace is equally inevitable! Just as God cannot be mocked, it’s likewise impossible for Him to unjustly forget about the way you have faithfully obeyed Him in the midst of painful circumstances.

You cannot outgive our breathtakingly extravagant Daddy. Do not despise the small beginnings of harvest growth; no one in the universe has ever given a more unfailing, trustworthy guarantee than the Father’s! “So let’s not get tired of doing what is good. At just the right time we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don’t give up” (Gal. 6:9, NLT).

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What kind of seeds are you sowing today for tomorrow’s harvest?