Devo What will your harvest be Part 3
John 12:23-28 (NIV)
23 Jesus replied, “The hour has come for the Son of Man to be glorified. 24 Very truly I tell you, unless a kernel of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains only a single seed. But if it dies, it produces many seeds. 25 Anyone who loves their life will lose it, while anyone who hates their life in this world will keep it for eternal life. 26 Whoever serves me must follow me; and where I am, my servant also will be. My Father will honor the one who serves me. 27 “Now my soul is troubled, and what shall I say? ‘Father, save me from this hour’? No, it was for this very reason I came to this hour. 28 Father, glorify your name!” Then a voice came from heaven, “I have glorified it, and will glorify it again.”
I have sat with many people as they died. It is not always the most pleasant experience as they fight with all they have to stay alive. Then there are some who are very at peace and die gracefully. I hate to break it to you, but we all are going to die it is just when. Some die early in life and they find life. They die to the things of this world. The things of this world have no hold on them and when that last breath comes they are at peace. They look forward to their eternal reward and meeting Jesus. All is well. Then there are the rest. I have watched them scream as they say they are falling into the pit. A seed has to leave the stalk and stop being a taker and fall to thee ground and be a giver of life. If it never falls to the ground it will be eaten, rot or die in the stalk never to produce and give life. I see many parents never learn this lesson. They think they are acting in love and don’t push the baby from the nest. That my friend is hate and self-love of the worse kind. We will save that for another day. Jesus was born to die and produce life and so were you. He went to the cross willingly. Are we to save ourselves or our children from being glorified? Kind produces after kind. You were born again in the image of God. Now fall to the ground and produce and see an abundant harvest of righteousness. Follow in His footsteps. If you die to yourself God will take care of the rest. It is a natural spiritual process.
Pastor Jeff Lane
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