Reaping that which we have not sown

Bev Shepherd in her book Insight into Stress says “we often live as if there is only one season-harvest. We attempt to reap what we have not sown.” Can you imagine if a farmer had not planted a crop and we found the farmer in a field at harvest time day after day, but there was no harvest? We would have to explain to the farmer that there had been no planting in the spring! The application for the church is, if we are not reaping, have we sown? Plant invitations and nourish relationships, by asking God who to invite to take a closer look at Christ and his church.