Your Tears of Sorrow are Reaping a Harvest of Joy!

“It was like a dream come true when you freed us from our bondage and brought us back to Zion! We laughed and laughed and overflowed with gladness. We were left shouting for joy and singing your praise. All the nations saw it and joined in, saying, “The Lord has done great miracles for them!” Yes, he did mighty miracles and we are overjoyed! Now, Lord, do it again! Restore us to our former glory! May streams of your refreshing flow over us until our dry hearts are drenched again. Those who sow their tears as seeds will reap a harvest with joyful shouts of glee. They may weep as they go out carrying their seed to sow, but they will return with joyful laughter and shouting with gladness as they bring back armloads of blessing and a harvest overflowing!”
‭‭Psalms‬ ‭126:1-6‬ ‭TPT‬‬

Did you know that every time you cried due to suffering you were sowing seeds of tears that would reap you rewards of blessings? I can honestly say that this was new to me when I read it. I never realized that out of all of the things that I had been knowingly sowing into over the years, that my tears were also sowing seeds that would eventually allow me to bring in a harvest of joy and overflowing blessings. Glory to God for his kindness and goodness. Not even our tears go to waste, God uses everything for our good. So let’s chat about Your Tears Are Reaping a Harvest!

“We know that in everything God works for the good of those who love him. These are the people God chose, because that was his plan. Romans‬ ‭8:28‬ ‭ERV‬‬

I don’t know about you but Psalms‬ ‭126:1-6 has truly blessed me. To know that all of the struggles and the pain were not in vain. To know that my father loves me so much that he cares about what makes me cry. That is so endearing to me. It makes sense that God would take our tears into consideration. Anyone who has children knows how painful it is to hear and see your children cry. As parents we tend to try to immediately fix whatever is causing our children distress. It is the same way with God and us. The difference is that we are often going through a process of refinement when we are experiencing suffering, quite often God will not immediately remove what is afflicting us because he has a timing for everything. So what seems to be a season of sowing in tears, ultimately reaps us a harvest of joy in a new season. The word was already written ” those who sow their tears as seeds will reap a harvest with joyful shouts of glee” but we had to go through the process of sowing and reaping to get to the other side of the pain.

So now that we have cried and suffered how do we cross over into the blessings of God? We enter in rejoicing and thanking him for his kindness. We step forward in joyous faith knowing that we have endured and we have overcome! God is a faithful father and is he happy to help us succeed. After you have been down for extended periods of time, it can be difficult to make yourself get up again. To allow yourself to enjoy happiness again can be a challenge. After going through the process of cleansing and the stripping away of the old life, we must take hold of our new life with enthusiastic boldness.

“After you have suffered for a little while, the God of all grace [who imparts His blessing and favor], who called you to His own eternal glory in Christ, will Himself complete, confirm, strengthen, and establish you [making you what you ought to be]. To Him be dominion (power, authority, sovereignty) forever and ever. Amen.” 1 Peter‬ ‭5:10-11‬ ‭AMP‬‬

The key is to remember who brought you from where you were to where you are going. We are not to forget God once we start receiving his promises and rewards. One season’s obedience will not carry us while we are in the new season. Meaning that we must remain obedient and faithful in each season.

““Therefore, you shall keep all the commandments which I am commanding you today, so that you may be strong and go in and take possession of the land which you are crossing over [the Jordan] to possess; so that you may live long on the land which the LORD swore (solemnly promised) to your fathers to give to them and to their descendants, a land [of great abundance,] flowing with milk and honey. For the land which you are entering to possess is not like the land of Egypt from which you have come, where you sowed your seed and watered it with your foot like a garden of vegetables. But the land into which you are about to cross to possess, a land of hills and valleys, drinks water from the rain of heaven, a land for which the LORD your God cares; the eyes of the LORD your God are always on it, from the beginning of the year to the end of the year. “It shall come about, if you listen obediently and pay attention to My commandments which I command you today—to love the LORD your God and to serve Him with all your heart and with all your soul [your choices, your thoughts, your whole being]— that He will give the rain for your land in its season, the early [fall] rain and the late [spring] rain, so that you may gather in your grain and your new wine and your [olive] oil. And He will give grass in your fields for your cattle, and you will eat and be satisfied. Beware that your hearts are not deceived, and that you do not turn away [from the LORD ] and serve other gods and worship them, or [else] the LORD ’ S anger will be kindled and burn against you, and He will shut up the heavens so that there will be no rain and the land will not yield its fruit; and you will perish quickly from the good land which the LORD is giving you.” Deuteronomy‬ ‭11:8-17‬ ‭AMP‬‬

Let us be excited for what is manifesting in our lives in this new season. We have stepped into a new era full of blessings, rewards and promises. If there is anything that you need to confess and repent for, do it today. A simple prayer can change your whole life. If there is anyone who you need to ask for forgiveness from or need to forgive, do it today because tomorrow is not promised. Enjoy your new life and watch divine fruit take hold in your life.

Thank you for joining me today. I pray that this post blessed you. If you enjoyed this post please subscribe, follow and share it with others. Feel free to leave a comment. Until our next chat, be blessed. ❤️

Are You Ready for Success?

Recently I released a prophetic word that the Lord gave to me titled 747 It’s Time for Take Off. If you haven’t had a chance to watch that video I encourage you to do so. In that post I discussed how the Lord is taking us higher during this season and that we have transitioned into a new place of blessings, promises and promotion. It is so amazing to know that the dreams that God has given to us are getting ready to manifest in our lives. With that said we still must prepare and commit ourselves to our assignments and tasks inorder to see God’s promises come to pass in our lives. Otherwise we will be ill-prepared for what he is releasing to us and as a result we will miss out on our opportunities to prosper. So I thought it would be fitting to discuss some practical keys to creating success in the areas that God has called us to, so let’s chat about Are You Ready for Success?

Being excited about something is not enough. You must also know what you are doing. Don’t rush into something, or you might do it wrong. Proverbs 19:2

I love how the word of God gives us such simple instructions.  Sometimes I think we try to understand scripture like it’s a foreign math problem that we’ve never seen before.  But honestly if we just read it and take it for exactly what it says we would be much less confused about how we are to apply it to our lives. Just look at Proverbs 19:2, it simply tells us that being excited about doing something is not enough to make us successful at accomplishing it.  We must actually know how to do what we set out to do inorder to make it happen.  That is such a basic principle but truthfully it has flown right over my head so many times throughout my life.  I can’t tell you how many times I’ve become excited about a new venture just for it to fail because I did not have the capacity to build or manage what I had started. Meaning I either did not have the education, experience or tenacity for what I set out to achieve or I didn’t do my research. I did not take the time to instill within myself what was needed to accomplish my goal. So how can we know if we are ready to take hold of what God is releasing to us? Let’s take a look at some simple signs.

Signs We Are NOT Ready for Success

  • Do not know what the assignment is.
  • Don’t have the knowledge or the know how to do it.
  • Inconsistent in taking action.
  • Unsure of the specific steps needed to achieve goal.
  • Do not have a plan.
  • Confused
  • Allowing fear to overwhelm us.
  • Lack of resources, connections, education and experience.
  • No clarity or direction.
  • No desire to achieve the goal.

Signs We Are Ready for Success

  • Have a detailed plan mapped out.
  • Have been consistent in taking steps toward plan.
  • Has previously been successful in accomplishing a long-term goal.
  • Have a full understanding of what we are setting out to accomplish.
  • Fully dedicated to completing assignment.
  • Enthusiastic about the journey and the outcome.
  • Thorough in our work.
  • Devoted in producing excellence in what we do.
  • Have developed skills and tools we need for success.
  • We have peace and confidence that we are following the Holy Spirit in what we’re doing.

Those are some easy signs to help us determine how prepared we are for what we need to do. So if we aren’t quite as ready as we need to be for success, what can we do to change that? The word of God gives us all the instruction that we need to tackle any assignments that we may have, so let’s see what the Bible has to say.

Integrity will lead you to success and happiness, but treachery will destroy your dreams.
Proverbs 11:3 TPT

Integrity – 1. The quality of being honest and having strong moral principles; moral uprightness. 2. The state of being whole and undivided.

Treachery – 1. Betrayal of trust; deceptive action or nature.

The Bible tells us that having “integrity leads us to success and happiness but treachery destroys our dreams.” When we read the definitions of those two key words we can see how profound this simple instruction is. The scripture is letting us know that to be successful and happy we must have good qualities. Be honest and follow the moral principles of God. In doing so we will be able to walk upright and live in a perpetual state of wholeness. But that same scripture also shows us that being dishonest and deceptive will destroy our dreams! This is what I meant when I said that if we simply take God’s word for what it says we can easily see how to apply it to our lives.

Normally I would continue to discuss more scriptures on the topic of success. But this time I would like to challenge you to study more about achieving success in the word of God rather than on my blog. Because we all need to build a deeper and more intimate connection with our father personally. So here’s what I want you to do this week. Take 15 minutes to study about success in your Bible. All you have to do is type the word success in the search box in your Bible app and read each scripture that pops up and coincides with this discussion. Then write down 10 scriptures that stand out to you. Then single out the 10 basic principles in those scriptures that instruct you on how to achieve success. Lastly, all I want you to do is follow them. Literally make a conscious effort to practice those 10 things everyday for 10 days. If you need to, post it up in a place where you can see it as a reminder. Do whatever works best for you. After the 10 days is up, go back and evaluate your progress in the area where you applied the principles to your life. I assure you, that God’s word will not fail you!

I truly enjoyed discussing success in today’s post. I appreciate you for taking time out of your schedule to read with me today. I pray that this discussion has brought some clarity to you. If you enjoyed this post please subscribe and follow. Tap the like button to let me know, and share it with others to be a blessing to them. Also please feel free to post a comment. Until our next chat, be blessed. ❤️