“4 And when a great multitude had gathered, and they had come to Him from every city, He spoke by a parable: 5 “A sower went out to sow his seed. And as he sowed, some fell by the wayside; and it was trampled down, and the birds of the air devoured it. 6 Some fell on rock; and as soon as it sprang up, it withered away because it lacked moisture. 7 And some fell among thorns, and the thorns sprang up with it and choked it. 8 But others fell on good ground, sprang up, and yielded a crop a hundredfold.” When He had said these things He cried, “He who has ears to hear, let him hear!”
(Luke 8:4-8, NKJV)

We all anticipate what this new year will bring to our lives. The Lord has directed us that 2024 will be the year of the great harvest. This is a harvest the Lord has prepared over the years for those who are sensitive to His voice, who have paid the price, and above all, are ready to reap it. I don’t know what harvest you’ve been waiting for in your life, but I want to encourage you to be prepared in this first month of the year, believing the Lord Himself will fulfill His promise.

In this blog, I want to share some simple steps to help you align with the Lord’s desire to be part of this great harvest. We will learn from the same explanation the Lord gives in the parable:

1. We must sow the Word

“Now the parable is this: The seed is the word of God.” (verse 11).

It is the first thing it says. It means that the first thing you must do to bear fruit is to sow God’s promises in your heart. Refrain from focusing on circumstances and setting aside quality time for the Word. We are challenged to read the Bible as a church in 3 or 6 months.

But this also speaks of the importance of taking the Word to others. The harvest will come for those who decide to work first in the work of Jesus rather than in their ways. It doesn’t mean the Lord won’t answer personal petitions, but it will add to the great harvest of souls.

2. We must have a right heart and bear fruit.

 “But the ones that fell on the good ground are those who, having heard the word with a noble and good heart, keep it and bear fruit with patience.” (verse 15)

This passage gives us some keys to consider to be part of this great harvest.

Having a good and right heart speaks of having a healthy heart that does not entertain arguments and does not allow contamination by complaint or negativity.

Keeping the word speaks of not ceasing to believe in the promises when adverse situations come. To keep means not letting go of them at any moment.

Bearing fruit with patience means understanding that we must win people for Jesus in all seasons of the year.

3. Be faithful, and God will honor you.

You may have entered this blog seeking a personal answer: that the harvest you long to see is the salvation of your children, the healing of a loved one, or reaching the fruit of your work to be without needs. I would like to tell you something: The Lord is not indifferent to your needs. This harvest will be abundant and fulfill many promises, but be sensitive if you genuinely desire to be ready. Focus on serving the Lord, and He will handle your needs.

Is there a better Lord than our beloved God?

I know this will be our best year! God bless you greatly.