Black Walnuts…Free Fruit From Heaven
When we discuss harvesting what does that look like to most people?
If a person has ever harvested black walnuts it becomes ever so clear, in short order, that while the fruit is “free” and easily accessible it involves real work to get the blessing of the “meat” of the nut. After studying several videos and how others are harvesting their black walnuts it is time to give it a try. This is no different than going into the field, as an Ambassador of the Kingdom. We study, then apply. We apply, fail, study some more, apply again and seek God’s favor that He would bless our efforts and it is He that provides the increase.
What is the best place to harvest? That’s simple, under the tallest walnut tree. It will provide the most fruit for the harvest. With God leading the Way we should be ready to get our hands dirty and get busy gathering. After the fruit is gathered then we go through the washing process and releasing the fruit from the husk at the end of the cleansing process. Does any of this sound familiar?
Jesus was going through all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues and proclaiming the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every kind of disease and every kind of sickness.
Seeing the people, He felt compassion for them, because they were distressed and dispirited like sheep without a shepherd. Then He *said to His disciples, “The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. Therefore beseech the Lord of the harvest to send out workers into His harvest.” ~Matthew 9:35-38 NASB95
When we come close to those messy things in life we tend to shy away or cross the street to avoid becoming close. Most of us do not embrace the messy, smelly and those things that could leave a mark on our hands or body. We just don’t do it. When we go into the local rescue mission we are entering into those situations where God’s children can be found in abundance. It is one of the best places for the harvest. We find the broken, messy things that may leave a mark on our hands or our body. We pray, give praise to the Father and bring as many as possible to have the “husk” removed to allow the fruit to be revealed. We simply enter into the field and the Father does the works. Are you willing to go into the field?
Either the Scripture is the divine Word of God teaching us how to live and how to be a reflection of Him, or it’s nothing more than a historical account of events.