Now, Fall is known for a lot of things, but one important aspect I left out, is that Fall is a time of harvest. This is the time where Farmers begin to reap what they have sown. It is a time where they begin to feel the reward for all the hard work and labor that they put in earlier on in the year. Though, this is a natural principle, I believe it can remind us of something very spiritual.
As the youth leader of Revolution Student Ministries, my goal is to disciple, serve, and encourage your students. It is my desire that each student moves from surface Christian living to become a devoted follower of Jesus. In pursuit of this, I realize that the parent is my greatest friend. We are a team. We are fighting together for the salvation of your students and working together to see them grow in God. So, it is in partnership with you that I would like to encourage you to not give up. As I mentioned earlier, fall is a time of reaping what has been sown and I believe that this is a great reminder that everything you plant you will reap. The bible lets us know that “in due season, we will reap if we faint not.” I know at times it gets tough and parenting can feel like a heavy responsibility. I know you may feel like you are trying your best and not seeing the results that you expected. But, I want to encourage you, DON’T STOP PLANTING.
Keep planting seeds of prayer, discipline, doctrine, joy, structure, hard work, character, and most importantly, love! Love is a powerful seed and will have great impact. Don’t let the present situation change the type of seed you sow. Keep praying. Keep loving. Keep believing. For in due season! Hold on to the promises of God. Don’t believe the lies of the enemy. Declare God’s provision and promise. Make the house of God a priority. Keep prayer in the home. Spend quality time together as a family. I’m not saying it will be easy, but it will be worth it! Lastly, we don’t reap what we desire. We reap what is planted. So, keep planting!
We love and appreciate you. Let’s do this TOGETHER.