Youth Camp

Old Problems/New Opportunities

While you plant during the eighth year, you will eat from the old crop and will continue to eat from it until the harvest of the ninth year comes in. LEV. 25:22

Friends, with Christmas season coming to a close and the New Year looming upon us, it behooves us to take a moment to consider RESOLUTION. Are we are resolute in our stand for Christ and resolved to digging deeper into the stores of blessings past to find what we need for the coming trials of 2011?

In the scripture above you find an answer for meeting the challenges that lay ahead. But it all revolves around your previous harvest. It all hinges on what kind of harvest you reaped from 2009 and 2010. In walking with the Lord it is our job to sow seeds of revelation, revival, healing, hope, and happiness. It is also however, our job to collect (reap) that which we sow. In understanding that does it become clear why some of us have had such meager victories, or enjoy such spartan glories and joy in the Lord this year?

We urge you today - examine your harvest. Look at the blessings you pulled in this year through your obedience in Jesus and his Word. Can you recall the blessings needed to remind you in this coming year that you have already had the seeds of victory sown, and have already reaped a harvest of faith? If not, if you are "picking low cotton" (a meager harvest), perhaps you should resolve to sow greater faith seeds than ever before. Let 2011 be the year of revival for your harvest. Build stores in your heart that will carry you through the tough times, and feed others in theirs. Let them be blessed through your faith and favor so that they, too, will want to sow seeds and reap a harvest of blessing. Be encouraged to know that if God brought you through 2010 in spiritual favor and victory, 2011 is no different and you can eat of your past victories while sowing seeds for future ones too!

In Love,

Elder Mark and Sister Dana